Spring Hill, FL asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: My daughter couldn't get a mortgage in her name so had her ex- fiancé take the mortgage out

in his name on the ranch she bought. She put a 100,000.00 down payment on the ranch. She passed away in March. The down payment was from the sale of her deceased dads home (my ex-husband). Her sister (my oldest daughter) should have received some portion of it but she felt she did all the traveling back and forth between Ga and FL to take care of all so didn't share the profit. The ex-fiancé is now living in the home with his new girlfriend and has the home up for sale. Is there anything we can do to get this money back? I feel my oldest daughter deserves to have this inheritance not him. We have the transaction from the bank when she took out the down payment money along with other receipts and transactions from the sale of their dads home. My daughter had a file for everything. Her Ex didn't live in the home and she took care of the mortgage along with up keep on the horse ranch. She put a lot of hard work into it. I know we will need a lawyer but don't know who to hire.

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Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
Answered
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need to hire a real estate attorney ASAP to evaluate the situation. The facts you state is not enough to give any type of opinion.

You can use the find a lawyer feature of this site to search for a lawyer in the area where the property is located.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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Scott Michael Weiss
Scott Michael Weiss
Answered
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A lot of this depends on how the property is titled. You need to find out that information and speak with a real estate attorney

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