I bought my house before I was married. His name is not on the deed. He has paid less than $2500 in home bills since moving in.
Is he entitled to any percentage of the house? I’m looking to sell and need to know if I’m going to have to give him any of the money I come away with.
Should I divorce then sell, or sell them divorce?
When people are married all the assets acquired from the date of marriage going forward are considered community unless you have a written agreement otherwise. Similarly, all assets owned prior to marriage are considered sole and separate unless comingled. Wages are generally treated as a community asset and therefore any funds used to pay for sole and separate expenses may entitle the other spouse to some type of compensation if a separate asset is sold. In the questioned posed, more information is required to fully answer, for example, was the house paid in full prior to marriage, and how long have you been married. If you would like to schedule a confidential consultation with our office call us 602-548-3400.