I bought a property with an ex-boyfriend in 1997. We put time & effort into it together until we broke up in 2005 & I left. He stayed on the property. In 2007 I went to a lawyer to see if we could get him to buy me out but he refused. I then declared bankruptcy & was discharged in Oct 2007 which removed my name from the mortgage but not the deed. As I understand it I am still 1/2 owner of the property. Recently he has fallen behind in bills & my name has been brought into it. I want this loose end tied up but I don't want to simply give up since I put 8 years of myself into the effort. What can I do?