Salt Lake City, UT asked in Divorce and Family Law for Utah

Q: Do I have any claim to the proceeds of the sale of my (soon to be ex) husband's house, where I am listed on the title?

He sold the house 6 months ago, and is holding on to all of the proceeds. We are about to go through a divorce. He is claiming that I have no right to that money. Is he right? My name was on the deed and title.

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A: In Utah, if your name is listed on the title and deed of your soon-to-be ex-husband's house, you likely have a legal claim to a share of the proceeds from its sale, even if the sale occurred before the divorce proceedings. The fact that your name is on the title indicates ownership interest in the property. During the divorce process, the division of assets, including the proceeds from the house sale, will be considered.

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