Greenville, NY asked in Real Estate Law for New York

Q: I purchased a home with a man and he became extremely abusive. I want my money back so I can move out.

I pay the full mortgage. I also want my name taken off the deed.

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Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Answered
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The only option you have is to start what is called a partition action to sell the house. Depending on how the deed reads, you may also be able to sell your share to a 3rd party. The easiest would be for him to just buy you out. If he is physically abusive, you can go to Family court and get a stay away order of protection to get him out of the house (that won't change the deed).

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John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo
Answered
  • White Plains, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This requires a partition action and you will need an attorney well versed in litigation with a knowledge of real property law.

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