Cincinnati, OH asked in Divorce for Kentucky

Q: my husband and I are going through a divorce, does he have rights to my house that i bought before we were married

He initially stated he wasn't going to ask for anything, he is now stating he wants the money he has given me for the mortgage, roughly $14,000 which I obviously do not have. He gave me cash each time and the money did not always go to the mortgage nor is name is not on the house title.

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Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander
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  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: In KY this $14,000.00 would probably be viewed as follows the 14 k unless it came from his premarital account or some other non marital source would be marital property so assuming it is marital money then its only 7k. If only a portion of the 14 k was used to pay for the house then only that amount that was used matters. Finally, if he is entitled to anything, it would be to the amount by which his payments caused a reduction in the mortgage principle. This is a probable answer only not based on all of the facts it is not and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: No. What you owned bf marriage is non marital.

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