Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: My daughter and husband are being told they have to sell their house because the mother-in-law wants $50,000.00 she is

On the deed but not the mortgage of the house

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: That is the dangers of adding someone to the deed -- they have a legal interest in the property and can file a partition action in court to force a sale. Your daughter and her husband need to consult with a local experienced real estate litigator immediately. She may be asking too much unless there is $150,000 equity in the home.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

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