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If i divorced my husband and we are joint on a property and he stayed there for 15 years paid the house off in dc, do I have any rights to the house? He's still living
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Did the decree address the sale of house or who got it?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I just moved and then i filed the divorce myself
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It's been 15 years or more
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

So here both of you have a half interest.Either you both agree to a sale or you would need to motion the court to order a sale.You have rights to do this as a co owner of the house.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I did a qui claim deed and was paid half of the value at the time. The city nevet recited the deed do i have to sign anothet one
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Yes you would here if it wasn't filed. You need to do so to complete the divorce and get it out of your name.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
We hav been divorced for20 years
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

I understand but if the quitclaim was not filed you are out of compliance of the decree.You could be held in contempt.You want to sign another one and file it in the county deed records since you were paid your share you need to do this.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

You are so welcome,thanks for rating 5 stars.

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