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My boyfriend of 17 years & i have built a house and the property

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my boyfriend of 17 years & i have built a house and the property is deeded to both of us. since we were never married, what will happen should we split up? We live in Lawrence county indiana.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Thomas Swartz replied 6 months ago.
Hello JACUSTOMER,If you decide to split up, and you decide you no longer want to own the house with your boyfriend, you can bring a legal action called Partition. You can not be forced to own real estate with a co-owner if you no longer wish to do so. So in a Partition action the property is appraised, and it is either sold and the proceeds distributed equally to the co-owners, or the other owner will have to buy out the other person's interest in the property.I hope this answers your question.Thomas

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