Co signor liability
I co-signed for my EX mother in law (with my ex-husband) 8 years ago for an apt. She has been evicted and the owner is threatening to sue only me for the rents past due. I have since divorced her son, and now have no relation to her.
However, the rent has apparently been increased over the years, but I was never notified. I was also not notified of any rent past due. I was only notified that she was being locked out in 5 days.
Question #1: Since the rent has increased and I have never been notified of the increases, (since I am the co-signor), am I liable for any rent increases above the original rental agreement? Doesnt this constitute a new contract that I must agree to when the rent has increased? So, isnt the contract now void because there was a change in the original rent amount?
Question #2: Since I divorced my husband, does that release me of any liability on the rental agreement, since she is now my EX mother in law?