My question involves a roommate in the State of: Wisconsin
I built a house a few years ago for my girlfriend and i and her children to live in. We have lived together as a family for 8 years (3 years in this new house)All mortgages and utilities are in my name. I guess you could say it is my house, although I've never thought that way.
We've never had a formal agreement for her to pay anything towards the mortgage or utilities. It just seemed to work out. Last fall 2008, I gave her the responsibility of paying the utilities. All of them went unpaid or very late, and I took them over again this spring.
Unfortunately, I cannot keep making all of the mortgage and utility payments myself and I want her to to "pitch in". I hate having to ask for money every month.
How can i get her to pay her portion?