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My ex-husband is filing bankruptcy and letting the house go. I am on the title, not the mortgage, can they come after me?

Belcamp, MD |
Attorney answers 2


If you are not liable on the mortgage then no they cannot come after you for liability on the note and mortgage. However, if there is a foreclosure they will name you because you are on the deed and have an interest in the property. You may want to consider filing a bankruptcy if there is other debt however.

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Thank you! I don't have enough debt to warrant filing bankruptcy, nor the funds. Is it possible to have my name removed from the title before he files?


No - they cannot come after you for any monetary responsibility. The NOTE is the only thing that obligates you to pay money to the lenders.