My question involves real estate located in the State of: NY. Sold the house that was jointly owned with ex spouse. The property taxes was paid with the mortgage payments each month which I was responsible for. At the closing we got the buy off quote from the bank. I was responsible for paying the final interest on that pay off quote. My question is pertaining to the property tax. The attorney calculated a per diem from July 1 until closing date of October 21 and charged me for that. He is asking me to give him a check for the amount which in return will be given to the ex spouse. But wouldn't tax already have been paid by me to the bank? Why am I to "double" pay this tax? Am I completely misunderstanding this? Thank you!