My question involves a relationship in the state of:Louisiana
Unmarried couple with one child together built a house with property and house in both names. After 3 years in the house, we split up. We verbally agreed on an amount for child support. I moved in with parents, while the ex and kids (one from previous relationship) remain in the house while i am paying the mortgage. it is exactly double of what we agreed upon for child support.
We haven't been to court, just a verbal. I cannot buy a house for me because my name is still on the mortgage. I want to sell the house but her signature is required to list it and she has no intentions of leaving a house that somebody else is paying for.
I could stop paying the mortgage and child support and let her bring me to court but the kids would suffer and the foreclosure would ruin both of our credit scores. I offered to sell it to her for the payoff but she probably can't get financing for that amount.
I want to get out of this financial burden but I don't know my options. I had a consultation with a lawyer, and he said that she is responsible for paying me back half of the mortgage since I moved out and half of whatever the value of using that space is since then. Meaning she is living in and using 100% of that space and I am paying 50% of that space and not using it.
Looking for my options to make her list the house.