Q: My fiance and I bought a home together, we just separated. What money is she entitled to? I made the whole down paymen
We purchased a home in 2012. Together for many years. I made 100% of the 20% down payment (30 thousand dollars) we both then made equal payments of 325$ (total monthly was 750$. All the way to this point. Caught her cheating on me, she left. Credit is not excellent to get her off the house, but it will be next week and I will proceed to do that. I saw an email from her asking if she should sue for what she put into the house. 95% of the payments we made went straight to interest and not equity.
Is she entitled to any money whatsoever? Can a judge force me to sell the house as opposed to having her name simply removed.
We are on title as Joint. Not tenants. I am the main borrower.
A: She can probably hire a lawyer to bring a partition action. That basically means that yes, a judge can force you to sell the property and divide the proceeds according to the law in Kansas. How much has the property increased in value since you purchased it? Perhaps you should offer her one half of the increase in value since the purchase. The best thing to do is go see a lawyer about these things. Often times, people will settle for far less than what they are entitled to if the case goes to court.
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