Denver, CO asked in Real Estate Law for Colorado

Q: Can a boyfriend have claim on my condo if has lived in it with me for 8 years? I want him out of my home.

I purchased my condo in 2008. He moved in 2014 and still in my place now in 2022. We have a child together. If I get him out of my home can he have claim on half of my condo?

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: That really depends. If you never transferred any type of ownership interest to him then in theory you should still own 100% unless you held out as married or did something else that would allow him to acquire an interest in the property.

That being said, you need to be aware of other legal concepts such as unjust enrichment and so on. In short, you need to contact an attorney. Without the full story, it would be impossible to tell what rights your soon-to-be ex may have. If he paid for everything including the house payment with the understanding that you would grant him an interest you may have a real problem.

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