Rights to house if not on mortgage or deed?


#1

He will be entitled to a share of any increase in equity during the duration of the marriage, but prior to separation.


#2

If the house was purchased prior to marriage and you never added his name to the deed then he is not entitled to a portion from the house. However, if you have made payments towards the mortgage during the marriage and reduced the principle on the mortgage than that reduction is marital property. If you have made any improvements to the property during the marriage then this the value of these improvements would be marital property.

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#3

If I own a house and my husband’s name is not on the mortgage or the deed, does he still have rights to the property in the event of divorce? We have been married less than one year, but have lived in the house together for 3 years.