Division of property

What he’s talking about is that if they were married when the home was purchased and the principle amount was decreased during marriage, then he is entitled to 1/2 the equity in the home up to the date of separation. This can be put into a separation agreement that the payment(s) are made by a specific date.

My husband and his ex had only been in their home 3 years and had recently refinanced so when they separated they had no equity in the home and since he made no profit when selling, did not end up paying his ex anything from the home.

Please see my response to your other post on this issue.

Helena M. Nevicosi
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I am writing as a concerned parent of a daughter going through this divorce “thing”. Fortunately there are no children involved. Today, however, something came up that I thought was an interesting question to pose. My daughter is a teacher and qualified for a first time home buyers loan for teachers. She put no money down but qualified to purchase a pretty nice home. I am assuming her husband’s name is on the deed automatically, but he did not add any money to the downpayment. Admittedly, with the help of his income she was able to buy a new car rather than a used one and helped with some of the finances. They have put very little principal into the home since they have only been there for 2 years, but he recently said he wants her to “buy him out”…what does this mean? Would she have to pay him half of the amount paid into the house or does it mean half of the mortgage value which is 75,000 or more dollars? This is very confusing to me since he could not have qualified financially to purchase the house and of course she doesn’t have this kind of money to “buy him out”.

Deb Craddock