HANDCUFFED TO THE HOUSE OF HORRORS?

My Amityville Horror is a new movie about the haunting of a house in Amityville, New York. Has your home become a house of horrors because you own it with an ex-husband or wife? In Louisiana, divorced couples remain co-owners of all community property that they have not divided up in a community property partition agreement. A large asset, like a house, can often be sold over the other person’s objections and the proceeds divided. However, pending a sale, couples must agree on who pays the note, cuts the grass, lives in the home, keeps the lights on, and pays the taxes. While you are handcuffed to each other by home ownership, you should work together to address these issues or you will both suffer.