Divorce


#1

My husband wants a divorce after two years of marriage. He has a drinking problem and has been drinking almost every day now.
We bought the marital home about 15 months ago., of which my husband put all of his moneny into the house…I did not.
I’m 63 he is 70…
I need to know my rights like will I be able to get half of our home. and so on …
Thanks


#2

If the house is titled in both names, there is a presumption that the money put towards the home is a “gift to the marriage”. However, given the short term of the marriage, he can make an argument for an “unequal distribution” for return of his investment in the marital residence. Generally speaking, a court may give him some portion of the investment but possibly not all of it.