I put her name on the deed after I bought the house. I have only lived there for 3 years. She wants half of whats the house is worth to leave.
Estate Planning Attorney
Very unfortunate, but it happens every day. If there is no mortgage, you'll have to share the equity with her.
Is there a mortgage? If so, I assume she's also not on the note so you're the only one who's credit is screwed if you quit paying the mortgage. Perhaps you could arrange a "friendly foreclosure" with the mortgage company, they would own the house a short time, evict her, then sell it back to you. Your credit will take a hit but you could be back in control of 100% of the property. See a lawyer. Good luck.
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Real Estate Attorney
You will probably have to file a partition action. You will need to retain a real estate litigation attorney in your area. As previously noted, she is now a owner of the property, so you cannot simply kick her out of the house.
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