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My common law husband decided to up and leave me, we lease a home together and he’s primary on lease. My income isn’t enough to cover the rent of 1875, I seeing if he’s obligated to pay at least half for the remainder of the lease which ends in June.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

State of texas

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I’m trying to avoid being homeless, I have a in home daycare in the home that’s my income. Don’t have money to pay for court cost or lawyer fees

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Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

He is legally responsible for half the lease.You can sue him in small claims court if you have too for the half of the rent.You can sue him yourself up to $10k.This would be your legal remedy to force him to pay his half here.

Reference and self help

http://guides.sll.texas.gov/small-claims

I hope you will pursue this to get his share of the lease rent.

I appreciate the chance to help you .Prayers to you.

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