In my separation agreement (divorced over a year now), I was to keep the house and make payments on it and the equity line until I could sell. It’s been hard in this market, since nothing is selling and we can’t give the house away. My ex has been selectively following the separation agreement. As of January, he will owe $8,000 in back child support for 2010.
In the meantime, I have to keep paying and paying on this house that I can’t afford to keep…let alone keep when he’s not paying what he’s supposed to. The deed is in my name, but he’s on the mortgage/equity line. Is there anything I can do to get out of this house and have it turned back over to him if he’s not paying what he agreed to pay? I know just going to court will cost me thousands alone – what can or would the court do to help me get out of this mess?
Am I allowed to let the house go into forclosure if he’s not holding up his end of the agreement?