When we got married, I moved into my husband’s house in Braintree, Massachusetts. We are now getting divorced and I want to keep the house. Do I have any rights to it?
You may have a right to a certain amount of the equity in the house, depending on a number of factors. For example, how long have you been married? How long did your husband own the house before you moved in? Did you share mortgage expenses? Did you contribute to the marriage in other ways, as in being an at-home parent for young children? Furthermore (given the poor residential real estate market), is there any equity in the marital home for the two of you to share? You should be prepared to furnish answers to these and other questions when you meet with your attorney, and counsel may be able to negotiate your buy-out of your husband’s interest.
Braintree Divorce attorney Bruce Watson has established a reputation for obtaining favorable results for his clients. Attorney Watson represents individuals in Braintree and the surrounding South Shore towns including Milton, Dedham, Norwood and Quincy.