Greeley, CO asked in Divorce for Colorado

Q: I married in 12/2015, my husband quit his job right before we got married he refuses to find a job. I pay all bills.

His name is on house only, since I have been paying everything what chances do I have to retain the home. Can I recoupe costs associated with upgrades /house pymts taxes etc if he refuses to leave. Will equity be split if he is required to sell home if I cannot get financed for home on my own.

I was forced to file BK due to his refusal to get job. But have a job that I can very well afford the home on my own if I assume loan as it is incl all credit card debt that I am willing to take on if he walks away from house.

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Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko PRO label
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: I am sorry to hear about your situation. In divorce, you split marital equity. Title does not matter if the home was obtained during the marriage. if he had it before the marriage then you still have an interest in the appreciation of value during the marriage.

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