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First, she will have to evict you. So don't feel like you have to move because she is being a title bully. (I"m sure you realize now your mistake in just giving her $10g plus paying the mortgage all this time...without marriage or written contract protection, but what is done is done...) Second, if you had an agreement that the 10K you put down, you would get back if you broke up, or if it was agreed that it was equity and if you paid the mortgage, she would give you 1/2 the house or never put you out without fairly paying you...you can try to sue her on that agreement. Verbal agreements are obviously not so easy to prove, but if you have witnesses who can attest to hearing old conversations (or partaking in them) AND, the paper trail of the $10k AND the full mortgage payments (talk to your bank about the old bank statements/checks, if you didn't keep copies, because they likely have them. All of these will help support your contention that you not only made the payments, but not as merely a gift (and surely the payment far exceeded what "rent" would have been, so she may be hard pressed to say it was "rent" and, ergo, no equity).
I'll tell you, if I was the sole payor of a mortage and I'd put down $10k, I'd be suing, if for no other reason as to be pain in her butt for being so terribly unethical about it. It is one thing to break up - she has that right and it shouldn't be questioned - but to not offer to compensate for what was agreed upon...not good.
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