When a couple starts the divorce process, a lot of things are said that have little or no basis in law, and which really come out of a desire to hurt the other.
When your spouse argues that you owe them for mortgage payments on a house you both lived in, but which you own, ask yourself this: Was your spouse somehow living somewhere for free before you married?
Housing costs money, and if your spouse hadn’t been living with you and paying a share of the mortgage, then they would have been living somewhere and paying money for that.
Where your spouse might have a financial interest is if the house has appreciated in value during the marriage.
In that case, they may be able to claim a portion of the appreciation.
You should work with experienced divorce lawyers who know how to separate out the financial and property elements of a divorce and get you the best deal possible.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are some of the most experienced divorce attorneys in Queens, and we can help protect you.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.