Q: Can my husband evict me or sell the house without telling me, causing me and the children to have to move unexpectedly?
The house is in his name only but I am a successor in interest, he bought it when we were together but not yet married, I have been paying the mortgage by myself for over a year. What can I do to protect myself and kids from becoming homeless unexpectedly?
A: If you are married and living in the house then you have a marital interest in the house and cannot be evicted. Your remedy (protection) would be to file a divorce action in family court. This will help you enforce the legal rights of you and your children. Speak with a local family attorney for more specific advice.
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