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I just found out that the house my husband and I bought was

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I just found out that the house my husband and I bought was soley in his name. He passed a year ago this month. I received the deed in my name last year when I became in charge of the estate. The mortgage payments still come in his name. My question is: am I still legally responsible for the mortgage?

Hello and welcome.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband.

My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am working on your answer now and will post it here shortly. Thank you for your patience while I prepare your answer.

Hello again, Shirley.

You would not technically be liable on the mortgage, but if you stopped making payments on the loan, the lender would typically have the right to foreclose on the property, which you would probably want to avoid. Lenders usually reserve the right to foreclose on the property securing the loan if a mortgage becomes delinquent.

Therefore, it is typically in your best interests to continue paying the mortgage and refinance the loan at some point if possible to avoid foreclosure under these circumstances.

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