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If I divorce my husband and he files for bankruptcy, do I have

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If I divorce my husband and he files for bankruptcy, do I have to sell the house we own together? The house is not paid off.

Good afternoon Angela,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation.

While the lender could---in legal theory--- choose to foreclose on the property if one or more of the obligors on the mortgage loan files for bankruptcy, lenders would prefer not to foreclose on anything. So long as you continue to pay the mortgage as promised the lenders are not likely to do anything but continue to take your money.

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