Property bought by both, but paid off by court award 1 year later
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:25 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:44 PM
How much depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which is whether you are in a community property state or not, how much of the settlement was based on income as opposed to medical, whether an issue can be made of commingling of funds, and how you agree to divide other assets and debts.
In other words, you will probably need a good divorce lawyer to protect whatever interests you might have.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:21 AM
My husband and I were married in July 2004. At the beginning of our marriage we bought 14.57 acres of property, with a down payment of approximately $10,500 in which he paid $5,000 and I sold stock and used the money to pay the remainder.
What was the source of the money that "he paid"? Did you own any or all of the stock that you used for the down payment prior to your marriage? In what state is this property located? How do you hold title?
Now my question is . . . if I am entitled to a portion of the value of the land.
Absent some sort of legally enforceable agreement with your husband to the contrary, yes (assuming that you do file for divorce and that, in the court's property division order, the court orders you to sell the property or your husband to buy out your interest). How much of an interest you have depends on your answers to my questions above and on the laws of your unidentified state.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:47 AM
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