Plainfield, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: If I have been married for 4 years and my husband is on the title and mortgage, is he entitled to half the house?

The home was mine since 2001. He did not move in until 2017. Is he entitled to half the growth since 2017 or half of all the profit?

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Daniel J. Kollias
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A: Based on the information you have provided, I am inclined to believe the house is your non-marital property, but that's not necessarily all there is to it. As much as I hate to answer a question with a question, I would also want to know whether he paid down the mortgage and whether he remodeled, upgraded, or improved the value of the property with his own money.

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