Pompano Beach, FL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: Can a judge order me out, but her stay? Can he order us to sell the house? What's the worst scenario for me?

Oct 2018 I bought a house with my gf at the time. I sold my previous house, boat and truck and used that profit to make the down payment on $50K or so. She put in $0. We are both on title, but i'm the only one carrying the mortgage. We moved in and each split the mortgage, everything else i paid, she bought the furniture. She has 1 kid from a previous relationship, no children with me. Mar 2020 we got married. Jul 2020, we are getting a divorce. She moved out July 24 2020 and i filed for divorce at the courthouse. She will be served the documents and a marital settlement agreement. She gets all the furniture and $8K from me, i get the house. Now i'm worried about the judge awarding her the house because she has a child even though not mine, and ordering me out

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, the judge can do that. The property clearly seems to be marital property, assuming "she" is your wife.

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