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Was there any limitations or agreements entered into in conjunction with your addition to title?
Then you are entitled to ownership rights of anyone else on the deed. In other words, if you are a 50% owner with your wife then you are entitled to 50% of the equity.
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If it is deemed a transmutation issue then your spouse would be entitled to reimbursement. If there has been a valid transmutation, then the first spouse is entitled to be reimbursed for the value of their separate property contribution to the community (absent an express written waiver of this right of reimbursement).