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Q: She asked me to leave and is now dating do I have claim to home it in her name

She asked me to leave and is now dating do I have claim to home and inside home where as 1

I paid morethan her ,she claimed to not work for years while trying for disability I worked 2 jobs she says its her house ,I did move out at her request with class these in plastic bags only

Christopher J Finn
Christopher J Finn answered on Aug 27, 2015

The short answer is if you are married, you have a potential claim in a divorce action to a percentage of the equity in the home regardless of whose name it is in. What that percentage is, if any at all, will be dependent on a number of factors, that will determine what an equitable (or fair)... Read more »

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Q: My condo is in my name and the deed. Will I have to move or buy her out
Christopher J Finn
Christopher J Finn answered on Jul 15, 2015

It is possible, but very much dependent on the facts of your case. Things like the length of your marriage, when it was purchased, what the equity (if any) is, all are things we would want to know. Judges divide property equitably (fairly) so they will consider a number of different factors in... Read more »

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Q: 2 women married legally for 8 yrs one leaves the home due to infinfidelity.the home was owned previously by the one that

Left.the other helped raise her children and is now disabled.is she entitled to anything? Alamony or part of the house?

Christopher J Finn
Christopher J Finn answered on Jul 15, 2015

Unfortunately, this type of question is heavily fact dependent. The quick answer, without knowing more, is judges will divide property equitably (fairly) regardless of the name on the deed, bank account, retirement account, or whatever assets are owned. This means that it is possible that the... Read more »

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Q: What are the residency requirements in Massachusetts in order to file for divorce on the grounds of adultery?
Christopher J Finn
Christopher J Finn answered on Jul 15, 2015

If you were married in Massachusetts, or the cause of divorce occurred in Massachusetts, you can file for divorce immediately. If you were not married in Massachusetts and the cause of divorce occurred outside of Massachusetts, you must reside in Massachusetts for 1 year before filing.

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Q: My wife is asking for a divorce. I don't want to get divorced with two kids. What options do I have in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is a No-fault divorce state. Which tells me she could get divorced at will. I have to wonderful kids and I really cannot see myself living away from them. Despite all current afire, I respect her and have strong feeling for her. She is asking me to go through mediation for divorce.... Read more »

Christopher J Finn
Christopher J Finn answered on Jul 15, 2015

I know that this was asked a few months back but on the chance you are still curious I can provide an answer for you. You are correct in stating that Massachusetts has no-fault divorce. That basically means that as long as one person can stand in front of a judge and state that the marriage has... Read more »

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