A man claims he was forced to make payments on a $100,000 loan in order to protect his credit after his ex-wife failed to do so. 

Noel Jaimes-Chavez filed a lawsuit July 8 in Jefferson County District Court against Elisavet Flores.

In his complaint, Jaimes-Chavez alleges he and Flores divorced in 2012. In the divorce proceedings, Flores was ordered to make payments on a $100,000 loan in Jaimes-Chavez’s name. The loan was the lien to the property awarded to Flores in the divorce, according to the complaint.

Flores, however, failed to make the required payments, the suit states. In order to avoid a bad credit score, Jaimes-Chavez made the monthly payments for Flores, the complaint says. However, he claims he should not be forced to make the payments.

In his complaint, Jaimes-Chavez seeks foreclosure on the property to satisfy his debt, damages, and costs, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Eddie R. Schroeder of Beaumont will be representing him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B194-515

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