Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Divorce for Indiana

Q: Am I entitled to half the house if I get a divorce?

My husband purchased our house in Indiana a few months before we got married (over 10 years ago). Am I entitled to half? Does he have to sell the house and split the profits with me? The house has gone up in value. My annual income is around $80.000. Would I be financially responsible for my husband since he currently does not have a job? I am an immigrant green card holder / permanent resident.

Thank you!

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A: If the home was purchased before the marriage it would be considered non-marital. But, if you or your husband have been making payments on the home during the marriage or have made improvements on the home during the marriage there may be a marital component to the home which would provide you with an interest in the equity.

As for whether you may be responsible to support your husband, it is very difficult to answer that question without knowing much more about your case. I would recommend that you speak to a local attorney in your county to get move information of your rights.

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