Plymouth, WI asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin

Q: Hi I have been with the same man for 23yrs we are not married. I own a house it's paid for Does he collect money if sold

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Maxwell Charles Livingston
Maxwell Charles Livingston
  • Albany, CA
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Wisconsin allows cohabitation, but there is no common law marriage in Wisconsin. What does that mean, you might ask. Well, in the state of Wisconsin, unless you are married, there is no community property right to half. Hence, division of property is based solely on implied or express contract; if it's in your name, you are likely the rightful owner to the proceeds.

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