Does my ex-husband have rights to appliances if I pay the mortgage?

Question:

Does my ex-husband have rights to appliances if I pay the mortgage?

My ex-husband wants some of the appliances in the divorce settlement. I plan to continue paying the mortgage after the divorce is final. Money was added to the mortgage to pay for the appliances. If I am payihg the mortgage, in essence, I am paying for them. Does my ex-husband have a right to them?

Answer:

This type of circumstance frequently occurs when there is a second mortgage used to pay bills or buy personal property. In gerneral if you can show that the appliances were paid with funds from a mortgage, then there may be some offset required before Husband can get the appliances. However it would also depend on other factors such as when the mortgage was taken out, how much of it was paid back and how long ago the appliances were purchased.

Good luck!

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