Husband Wife Divorced - Wife's attorney requests half security deposit??

  • 09 Mar 2017 8:11 AM
    Reply # 4656728 on 3875953

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  • 08 Mar 2017 1:41 PM
    Reply # 4655347 on 3875953
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    No way.  As seems the common reply in this thread: they both signed the lease and thus they are both jointly and severally liable.  Until the lease is completed, and after all steps necessary to know how much deposit to return including an accounting, then cut a check as called for in the lease and mailed to the forwarding address given.  Both names on the check, let them fight over it.



  • 11 Mar 2016 8:01 PM
    Reply # 3876288 on 3875953

    I agree with Debrah, we would wait until all parties were out of home and then refund deposit to both parties. Or maybe half to each party. karen Isbell

  • 11 Mar 2016 3:56 PM
    Reply # 3876065 on 3875953
    Deleted user

    I would definitely not return half of the deposit.  The husband and wife need to work it out between them. Then she would also need to be removed from the lease.

  • 11 Mar 2016 2:54 PM
    Reply # 3876004 on 3875953

    I wouldn't. They signed the lease together, they can work it out between themselves.

  • 11 Mar 2016 2:35 PM
    Message # 3875953

    Has anyone had this issue before? The Husband and son still live in property however the wife's attorney is requesting 1/2 of the deposit. I don't want to get wrapped up in the divorce drama, what are my responsibilities? I feel like the deposit goes with the tenancy and until all parties move out, there should be no disbursement and this is between them? 

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