Do Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship must be equal shares of rights on the home? The deed is in my father's name and me?
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I'm sorry to hear about the unfair position your father is taking, of course only after years of accepting only 30% of the burden. There are ways to address this that are unfortunately too lengthy, and too dependent on certain questions and facts we'd need from you, to discuss here. Definitely discuss with a good attorney. But in short, no, you shouldn't necessarily accept a simplistic 50/50 solution.
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No. Joint tenants do not necessarily enjoy the same percentage of ownership. You may file a lawsuit to seek the judicial sale of the property and recover your contribution toward the acquisition of the property. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
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