Humble, TX asked in Contracts for Tennessee

Q: How do we divide the proceeds of a sale with my girlfriend

My girlfriend and I have owned a house for 20 years I made the utilities and mortgage payment for 19 of those years how to divide the proceeds when we sell

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Paying the bills does not give you an automatic right to more proceeds. You could file a Partition Action and ask the Chancellor for reimbursements, and you might get it out of the gross proceeds before net distribution. However you should ask for an agreement in writing first and put that in any real estate contract.

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