Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: Does my wife have to be bought out of her portion of ownership of a house or can she be sued for her percentage?

My wife is a partial heir to her deceased grandparents house. Her cousin is another partial heir and wants to keep the house for himself to live in. He is threatening my wife with a lawsuit if she does not sign a quit claim deed, giving him ownership of her portion. Does he need to buy her out or can he actually sue her? I feel the threat is just to scare us into signing the deed without him having to pay my wife any money for her rightful percentage of the house.

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: Actions for a Sale For Partition are filed alot. She can sell her Tenant In Common Interest, do nothing or get sued for Partition.

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