What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Mexico
Several years ago, hail did damage to the roof and the insurance company paid us. My ex spent the money on other things and did not repair the roof (with my consent -- we were married at the time).
We were separated for two years before the divorce became final.
Now we are divorced and the house is for sale. He says its not selling "because of the roof," and wants me to pay for half of the repair cost. The roof is still completely structurally sound. And of course, the repair cost is now substantially higher than it was 6 years ago.
In the Seller's Disclosure, page 2, Item 11, "Has there been any minor damage that occurred to the property or any structure on the property?" He marked "NO."
Page 4, Item 5, "Has the roof ever leaked when you owned the property?" He marked "NO."
However, on Page 7, Item 25, "Has any insurance claim been made on the property in the last 5 years?" He marked "DON'T KNOW," then explained, "Claim on roof for hail damage 5+ year ago. No visual damage or leaks."
I understand his perspective and he understands mine, so obviously we haven't decided.
Before I agree to this, I just want to know if I actually have a choice or if this is something he can legally make me do.