Youngstown, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: If I share a deed to a house with my spouse, and her mom's over and i dont want her over, can i have her mom trespassed

I am not married, but am considering it in a couple years, I couldnt find the answer online to this and am just curious. who has the advantage, if two people own a home 50/50 and one wants a guest over and one doesnt, who legally has the advantage, and how would this issue go about being resolved if applicable. Thanks so much!

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Moshe Toron Esq
Moshe Toron Esq
Answered
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You are not trespassing if a co-owner invited you in. Do not expect the police to get involved.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
Answered
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The co-owner is not a spouse if the co-owners are not married. Each co-owner can invite whomever they choose as a guest -- or even as a tenant. Without a written and signed joint-ownership agreement for the house, resolving disputes between co-owners can be difficult. If a dispute cannot be resolved, then a partition action can be filed with the court asking the court to order the house sold and the proceeds distributed to the owners, or either co- owner could buy out the other to settle the partition action.

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