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My mother and I are co-owners of a house (joint tenancy). I

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My mother and I are co-owners of a house (joint tenancy). I live in the house and my mother does not. As my mother is becoming somewhat ederly, my siblings state that because I live in the house, i should pay all of expense related to the house: insurance, mortgage, proeprty tax, upkeep, etc. and the co-owner, my mother, is not responsible for any expenses.

Is that true?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Roger replied 8 years ago.

If you're both owners of the property, you're both technically responsible for any expenses related to the house. You can agree to pay the expenses any way you want/can agree to.


There's no law that requires a specific division of expenses.

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