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Are you purchasing the real estate as joint tenants?
Are you only concerned about protecting your 50% interest in this house?
Why is boyfriend still legally married?
Thank you for your follow up.
Well, generally, if the property is jointly owned, then both owners would have equal property rights, which would generally amount to 50% for each of the two owners, so in case of divorce, generally, the spouse of the joint owner can only attempt to pursue claim for the joint owner's share of interest, however, if that happens in many cases, the only option would be for the other joint owner to buyout the interest of the joint owner who has a spouse's claim against his interest in the jointly owned property or the court might force the sale of the jointly owned property to satisfy joint owner's spouse's claim, if the court established that the spouse of the joint owner is in fact entitled to her spouse's interest in the jointly owned property.
Unfortunately, generally, there is not much else that can be done when it comes to one person purchasing a house as joint owners with legally married person.
I wish you the best of luck!