I seperated in 2001, divorce became final in 2003. Our settlement agreement stated that I would pay the mortgage until jan 2004 when the house would be sold and then child suport would 'commence after January 2004 when his mortgage obligation ceases.'
In Jan 2004 the ex wanted to buy the house so I continued to pay the mortgage in lieu of child support. I wanted to sell the house and get it out of y name but she was extremely upset so I agreed even though the mortgage was more than our agreed upon child support amount. By 2005 she had not made progree towards buying the house so I asked her to sign a lease agreement for 24 months with her making up the difference b/w child support and the mortgage. out of the 12 payments that year she made 2. Every time I would ask, she would promise later, when she had more $$, after taxes, etc.. In Feb 2006, she remarried and they moved into the house. I was payning an additional 550.00/month at this point for the mortage and she still wouldn't pay the 200.00 I asked for.
In March 2006, I told her should would have to 1) start paying the 200.00 or 2) I was putting the house on the market and it would be sold. She closed on her new house in July, but she would not remove her belongings from the house until mid Sept 2006. 10 weeks after closing. The house was very damaged also. things like trash left, standing water left on the wood floors in the kitchen, damaging the entire first floor, burned carpet, broken window, rusted washer, damaged walls and floor on first floor from bath tub overflowing on 2nd floor. etc.. Note, I lost $$ on the sale of the house. She left the utility bills unpaid.
I was able to sell the house in Feb 2007 after working on it for 4 months and spening thousands of dollars to get it in selling condition. I have not paid c/s since they moved out because I have still had to pay the mortgage. The house sold in Feb, and I have secheduled c/s again in march. She is now threating to take me to court for the payments she did not receive. She also told her lwyer that she had paid me the difference in mortgage and c/s .
I need an outside opinion. I think she owes me for the back rent and the repairs. Am I being unfair. I think I have done more than be fair. I would love to live somewhere for 6 years and not pay rent. I am not a rich man. I did not have the 1300 to pay on a mortgage plus the 650 to pay her. I make approx 80k per year and I pay for the insuarnce also plus my own family. She claims my son on the taxes.
Am I in the wrong here? I am not a deadbeat.