18 years ago when I got divorced, my ex and me made an agreement regarding the home we bought together and me as the main borrower, the he will be occupying the house and be responsible for all its payments and he would buy me out at a later time. In year 2000 he brought a lady to live with him and they have a 15 year old son together. My ex-husband passed away last year but I was never notified, I found out through a mutual friend. I am not trying to kick her and her son out of the house, but I do want the 50% of that house that I am entitled to. What to do?
There are a few questions you need to answer with an attorney. Was the agreement for him to live in the home in the divorce decree? Was his name on the deed? Did he marry the woman that he moved into the home? You are still entitled to your 50% as long as your name is still on the deed and he had your permission to stay there. However, in order to give you a better answer, more information is needed.
I have to agree that more facts are needed. However, as a general point I should point out that if you are still the owner of at least 50% of the house, then you are entitled to charge her rent as a tenant, and you can offer her your 1/2 for her to buy from you, otherwise, you can charge her rent.
However, as it was pointed out, you need to consult with an attorney about this before it gets away from you. This could become complicated fast, so consult a real estate attorney asap.
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