I liive in Houston, TX and have legal home ownership with a man I have been with 14 years. He has cheated on me and I’ve asked him to leave. Options?

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I liive in Houston, TX and have legal home ownership with a man I have been with 14 years. He has cheated on me and I’ve asked him to leave. Options?

Asked on July 3, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I think this is mostly about who gets how much of the money when the house is sold.  How that should work out in your case will depend on the detailed facts.  Please, talk to an attorney in your area, before agreeing to anything.

You weren't married, so it's unlikely that you will have any claim on the man's other property or income.  If there are circumstances you haven't mentioned, which you think might give you some rights in this aspect of the case, you need to talk to your lawyer about that as well.


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