I purchased a house before I was married which my stbx moved into after we were married. I will have been married 3 years in june. I have been seperated since January 2012. I’m in the process of selling the house. Does he have any rights to the money I make off the sale of the house as far as equitable distribution goes? Does he have to sign any paperwork pertaining to the sell of the house? His name is not on the house or the deed.
He would likely be entitled to half the “increase in value” of the house while you were married and half “debt pay down” if you had a mortgage AND paid it with marital funds. If you have been married 3 years the RE market has generally be negative during that time. Is there a reason you don’t have a settlement agreement yet?