We have been married for 22 years, but last year he have his girlfriend moved in with us. Now his girlfriend wants him to sell the house we have be living together. It is under his name only, but all the payments for this house are from our join bank account. Can I stop my husband sell the house? If he sell it will I able to get half of the money?
Based on previous questions you’ve asked, the home is likely separate property and, if so, he could sell it without your consent. You may be entitled to an equitable lien against some of the principal paid and any improvements to the home’s value during the marriage. Nobody can guess how much that might be. But if there’s no divorce filed when he sells the property, he could dispose of the proceeds before you receive anything.
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Are you ready to file for divorce? if so, you could ask your judge to stop Husband from selling the house until your equity is figured out. Without doing so, there is no manner of stopping him from selling.
A qualified and experienced family law attorney can of course assist you in considering your options and then getting where you need to be. Most of us offer free, ½ hour consultations, in which your matter can be discussed in detail. That would be a great opportunity to discuss the specifics of your matter and develop a plan. I would encourage you to quickly schedule this free consultation.
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