Highland, PA asked in Civil Litigation for Maryland

Q: purchase a house 4-5 months prior to gf moving in & im the only one on the deed, when i sell do i owe her half proceeds?

I purchased a house in October of 2019 and im the only one on the deed/title. My GIRLFRIEND didn’t want to pay to add her name to it and she moved in February of 2020 and started paying on mortgage & utilities in March of 2020. Also it’s a few month where I payed myself. She is still my GIRLFRIEND NOT WIFE, so when i sell the house do i have to give her half of the proceeds?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: No. But if the girlfriend says there was an agreement that she was a co-owner and her payment toward the mortgage principal was her contribution toward ownership, then you may have a lawsuit, but her position would be very weak and unlikely to prevail.

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