My husband left me 7 years ago ( he had addiction problems). He has been unemployed 9 years and has not paid a cent toward the home or child support since he left. I have worked multiple jobs to keep the house for my kids and have paid all bills associated with the home. His name is still on mortgage because I cannot afford an attorney while supporting kids on my own. He does have kids 3 nights a week only because I was working so many hours. We paid mortgage together for almost 4 years but now I have paid on my own for over 7 years. I want to make sure I don't lose out on my home after all I have put into it. He is living in a much nicer home now with a girlfriend who supports him. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
You need to hire an attorney. He does have an interest in the home but you should have a greater interest based on your paying the mortgage on your own for several years and him making no contribution to the household at all. You should also be getting child support from him. Even if he does not work income will be imputed to him. You may be able to do this amicably if he is inclined since litigation is costly and he may be willing to agree that he has less of a share in the home and he does have to pay something for his children.
No, he doesn't lose whatever interest he provided prior to the seven years he did not contribute.
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If your husband left 7 years ago and you have been paying the entire cost during this time, he could lose a substantial percentage by way of equitable distribution because a judge will take that into account.
He does not lose his interest. I would highly recommend that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
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