Me and my ex purchased a home in 2002. We made a substantial down payment. Roughly three months later I filed for legal seperation and I have been making the mortgage payments by myself since then. The seperation was granted in 2006 and I was awarded the residence. The title of the house is in my name but the loan is in both of our names. He just filed for divorce and is now asking for his share of the equity in the loan. Is he entitled to any mortgage equity at this point? Is there a way to avoid paying him any equity at this point?
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