I bought a home with my ex about a year ago. We then broke up and I have been trying to either rent or sell the house for 8 months, but he will not cooperate. I have been living in the house but lately he has been showing up in the middle of the night and harassing me. I am moving out and wanted to walk away from the mortgage. I am prepared for the effect this will have on my credit. I live in NC a non-recourse state, so I know that bank cannot seize my assets for the mortgage. But I am wondering what legal rights my ex may have if I walk away since the mortgage is joint.