My ex and I own a rental which I have been living in for a year. Due to the economy I had to sell, The last property tax increment had to be paid through escrow because I didnt have the money to pay them. Now my exhusband is demanding half of what was paid for the property taxes because he said half of what was paid was taken out of his share so he says I owe him. Is he correct
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If you and he each own half, you and he are each responsible for half the taxes. It seems fair to pay all taxes out of escrow so that you each paid half. Unless the divorce stated you were to pay all the taxes, you do not owe him anything.
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Unless your divorce decree states otherwise, I don't believe you are legally obligated to pay him. Paying him would probably be the fair thing to do, but I don't think that is what you are asking.
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