My brother and I inherited our parents house. We both lived there but then he basically moved into his girlfriend's apartment. They now want to move back into the house and kick me out.
We had refinanced the house. The loan was solely in his name and in the process I signed my half ownership to him. It was understood that we were still going to share ownership. We have both been paying half the mortgage. I have paid a significant amount in maintenance on the house and live there with my five year old child.
What kind of options do I have? Can I assert any ownership rights? Can I put a lien for the amounts that I "subcontracted" for maintaining the property? Any other thoughts you might have?