Home ownership

I bought a house with my boyfriend of 10 years.  We broke up.  He is the signer and I am the co-signer.  How do I go about getting my name off the house.


Asked over 7 years ago in New Hampshire
Categories: Real Estate  Family

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Hi there. It sounds like you need the assistance of a family law lawyer to remove yourself if your ex-boyfriend won't take you off the title and the mortgage (if there is one). If he'll agree to it, then it's a lot easier. We don't have any family law lawyers from your state on the site unfortunately, however one of these New Hampshire lawyers might be able to help or recommend someone that can help: http://legal.advicescene.com/us/lawyers?area=Any&state=NH&textQuery=&commit=Search.

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John F. Skinner, III

Answer by John F. Skinner, III

VerifiedNew Hampshire lawyer


If the house was paid-off, it would be fairly simple.  One of you could "deed" your interest to the other and file the paperwork with the County Registry of Deeds. I can handle this for you for a flat fee.
Since it seems as though you are both obligated on a debt for the house as co-signers, things are a bit more complicated.  Whoever lent you the money, won't allow one of you "off the hook" so easily. One of you has to actually "buy-out" the other's interest, usually by way of a refinance.
If you'd like a referral to a collegeue who can help you with this, please contact me.

Posted over 7 years ago

Atty. John F. Skinner, III Skinner Law PLLC & CLASS, Consumer Law Advocacy Services 27 Lowell Street, Suite 301 Manchester, NH 03101 Tel: 603.391.5668 Fax: 888.912.1497 www.SkinnerLawpllc.com www.ConsumerLawAdvocacy.com www.facebook.com/ConsumerHelp

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