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“A House Divided: Divorce When You Work From Home”

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CALLER: “I’m getting ready to file for divorce, and one of the assets is the house. I can’t afford the house on my own because I’d basically be ‘house poor.’ He makes three times the salary of me, but I also operate a business out of my home. In the home, there’s a detached garage in which I have an event space that I use. So I have to close my business unfortunately if he forces me out of the home.”

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“Can An Ex Take a House I Inherited?”

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CALLER: “My sister and her husband are getting a divorce. They live in a house that was willed [to her] by our parents when they passed away. They were married at the time and lived in the house for 20 years.

He’s been trying to bully her into giving him the house, saying that he’s the breadwinner and he’s entitled to it. More than half. She works as well, but is she entitled to any more than half, being that the house was willed to her?”

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Going to Trial Without an Attorney

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CALLER: “My son has temporary custody of my two-year-old granddaughter. We’ve been trying to get permanent custody, and it’s been going through the courts little by little. It’s taken us two years, but now finally in December, we have a trial date. We’re doing this without an attorney and have been blinded at times at what to do. We’re not quite sure what to expect at the trial and I was hoping that Rick could give me some guidance?”

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“If we never married, what happens to the house?”

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CALLER: “I’ve been together with someone for 25 years. We were never married. We do own a house together and we are possibly breaking up, and I would like to have the house liquidated, but I have a feeling he’s going to get really nasty. I’m just wondering what my actions need to be either prior to this happening or what the outcome might be?”

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“I was given an engagement ring, can they take it back?”

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CALLER: “So my fiancé and I were given a ring from a family friend. The ring is in her name from her husband and then he passed away, so she gave it to us as an engagement gift. She got into an argument with my soon-to-be mother-in-law and it just turned nasty. She requested we give the ring back. Do we have to give her the ring back or can we keep it?”

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“Can I Move Out All His Stuff & Change The Locks?”

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CALLER: “I am…so over my husband right now. To sum this up, we have no kids. I own the house. I’ve always owned it and lived in it since we’ve been married. He’s rarely home and when he is he’s a train-wreck. Next time he’s on the road for work, can I move out all his stuff and change the locks, because I’m just tired of the whole thing.”

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“My Ex Was Ordered to Sell Our House But Hasn’t, What Can I Do?”

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EMAIL QUESTION: “My divorce decree states that my ex-wife is required to list and sell the home we owned together but she continues to live in the house and shows no signs of intent to sell or of moving. What can I do to force the issue, or what can I get the courts to do? Do I need to file something with the courts? What do I need to do to prove she’s not abiding by this judgment?”