Equity of home?


Dear Louise:

Greetings. Yes, you are entitled to the marital equity in the marital residence. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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I was married for almost 3 years, during which time we purchased a home in which we lived and a rental property, also several big ticket items,cars,Rv,etc. During a heated argument my husband told me to get out and not come back, and I left. He has told me that I am not entitled to anything because everything he purchased he claims was either from money he inherited or money from the sale of a house he owned prior to our marriage. During the marriage I quit a good job at my husbands request, he futher states because I didnt make any of the house payments, it is stupid of me to think I should get any of the equity of the house. I do not feel it is right for me to walk away with nothing-is he correct?