Both of you need to understand, you must reach an agreement or commit to handing $10,000 to the attorney's.
Isn't that sufficient incentive to find an agreeable solution?
You repeatedly used the word FORCE. You would be well advised to take arbitration action before this escalates to true adversarial, burnt earth, retaliatory, ego driven degeneration of a relationship..
You should really speak to a local attorney to explore your options.
There are numerous issues that could come up and only an attorney is qualified to help you get what is yours.
I am sure this will upset agents but they don't know or fully understand the consequences involved when you give someone legal advice and things go south.
There are a few piece of information I need to properly answer this question:
-Are you both on Title?
-Are you both on the loan?
Regardless of who physically pays the mortgage every month, if your name is on the loan, you are equally responsible for it. Therefore, you do not want to walk away, and assume he is going to handle it. Your credit could be ruined for years to come.
Also, if you are on Title, again, regardless of who pays the loan every month, you have equal rights to the property, and should not be forced out.
Your best option might be for the two of you to sell the property, and divide the proceeds appropriately. If the relationship is heading in the wrong direction, your best bet is to cut your losses, and not be financially tied together for the long-term.
Good luck to you, and please let me know if you need any assistance!
Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Best of luck,
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
BRE LIc #01456982
Having your name on the house is not a problem, unless it is upside down. Being on the mortgage may be an issue though.
Here is the thing, property values have gone up. It may be that he could refinance and cash you out. If it is time to move on, it is much easier if you have some cash.
Let me know if I can be of any help, you can click on my picture and get my contact information.