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I have joint ownership in a home with my now ex boyfriend of 13 years. I moved out, he lives in it and does not want to sell. If I wait until next year, while he's been making payments on it, am I still entitled to 50% of the sales proceeds or would his payments be deducted up front?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not at this time

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My ex has been paying the mortgage, and cable, I've covered everything else while we've lived in the house for 5 years. He is currently unemployed.

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 10 months ago

Do you have any sort of written agreement regarding co-ownership? Is he paying any rent for your your interest in his exclusive possession?

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