My boyfriend just bought a house under his name alone. If down the road we get married is the property half mine in a court of law?

Asked by Sshoney7, 30097 Mon Mar 28, 2011

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James Gordon…, Agent, Hamilton, OH
Mon Mar 28, 2011
sshoney if all you can think about is if you get half the house if you married please don't get married.
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John Sabic, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Fri Apr 29, 2011
It is in your best interest to consult an attorney about this.
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NA, Home Seller, Nowell Court, Springfield, FL
Tue Mar 29, 2011
Nope. Community property law (which is what forces those who marry to divvy up the house) is only in effect if the home purchase was made AFTER you were already married. So it doesn't matter if you live in a community property law state or not.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Mon Mar 28, 2011
Confer with an attorney who will review any all documents AND law of the state home is located

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Mar 28, 2011
Since you are asking a legal question, it's in your best interest to consult with an attorney; he/she can best advise as it relates to your specific situation....
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Laura Feghali, Agent, Stamford, CT
Mon Mar 28, 2011
Hello Sshoney7,
I would think that because your name is not on the title to the home that you would not be considered to be an owner just by marriage. I suggest that you ask a real estate attorney as he/she can answer this question best as they are the legal experts.
Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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