Question by  debolars (22)

My name is on the deed and the house is paid for, am I entitled to half of it if we divorce?

I think I deserve half.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

When you get divorced, you are entitled to half of all the marital assets. That would include the house that you and your husband own.


Answer by  John (9008)

The rules for this vary tremendously from state to state, and there can be a lot of variables involved. Only a lawyer licensed to practice in your state can answer.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

Depends on the state you live in. If it's a community property state, yes. Other states have certain stipulations that must be met before you can claim half.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

This depends on what state you are in community property or equity, what your other marriage assets are, how and when the house was obtained and other factors. Courts perfer not to force the sell of property if another solution is available.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes, most states require that belongings be split in half when couple divorce. So check your state laws. A lot of the time the divorcing couple will sell the house and both spouses get half the money. Sometimes one person stays in the house.


Answer by  Jodie (551)

The deed is the actual ownership of the home, so therefore you would be half owner. Even if there was a mortgage on the home it wouldn't make any difference. The mortgage simply places the home and property as collateral. As long as your name is on the deed and you do not sign a quitclaim deed, you are good.

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