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Old 08-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Question Legal Rights?

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??

 
Old 08-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Legal Rights?

I am sure that if you can produce proof that you contributed this money, that you would be awarded equity in the house. Consult a lawyer, one session of advice can't cost too much. Sera

 
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Re: Legal Rights?

It all depends on the laws in your state. Talk with an attorney. If you can't afford one, call your local bar association. They have a list of attorneys who will give you 30 minutes pro bono.

 
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sounds like you dont have a leg to stand on to me.you would of had to sign a agreement in writing

 
Old 08-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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Re: Legal Rights?

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

 
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