Calabash, NC asked in Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: if i bought my home with my inheritance, is my husband entitled to half? I'm the only one on the deed.

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
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  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Likely not. However, if you bought the house during the marriage, he likely will have some nominal marital interest.

Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
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  • Greensboro, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: He shouldn't be entitled to half, but would potentially have a claim to a smaller fractional interest. He may have a claim to any mortgage principal reductions made during the marriage due to the monthly mortgage payments. He may have a claim to the active appreciation of the home during the marriage.

David Allan King agrees with this answer

David Allan King
David Allan King
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  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: The other two attorneys are correct. Your spouse generally should not have a claim to your inheritance, even if that inheritance was converted from money to a home, however may have a claim to contributions made during the marriage.

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