It looks like my husband and I are heading for divorce after six years. Here is the problem. When we got together, I gave up my house and moved in with him. He had owned his house for about 10 years at the time. I never asked him to re-finance with me (to put my name on the loan) nor did I ever put my name on the deed. However, I did agree to pay the equity loan on the house that he took out to renovate when I moved in. It is in his name but I've paid around $37,000 on it over the years.
My question is, if I decided to push it, would I have any leg to stand on if I wanted any portion of the house in a divorce settlement??
I don't understand how your name was able to be on the equity loan when it isn't your equity to use as collateral......ask a lawyer
maybe the fact that your name is on the equity loan will work in your favor