My husband and I are selling our home in Georgia. He is telling me that I do not deserve half of the commission from selling our house because I did not make any mortgage payments. I was in school and we agreed on him making those payments. He also claims that I did not contribute anything into our home and that I kept it “dirty” during our time in our house. I now have to convince him why I deserve half of the commission. What can I do about this?
My husband want to take all the commission from selling our house
So a few things. The moment he sells, if you two are married, he can move the assets. If you want half, you need to file for divorce. I know divorce isn’t something you are thinking about. You are going to get screwed in this because he can literally do anything with the money (in theory, so could you).
Option 2 if you want to stay married…if your name is on the mortgage or deed, get EVERYTHING in writing and notarized (send copy to someone you trust) on how the assets will be divided.
Not a lawyer. But I’ve been through a divorce in Georgia.
But you haven’t mentioned a divorce. Are you still married and wanting half the check But he wants the whole check?
I’m pretty sure that if the house is in both your names then the check for the house will be in both your names. Just tell the people at the bank you want your half when you both go to the bank to cash the check. If the house is just in his name then that won’t work.
Maybe threaten to make him go to marriage counseling if he doesn’t feel like he should share the profits from the home sale? Lots of men will pay anything to avoid that
Commission is for realtors selling the house, u meant proceeds of sale, if ur on the deed of the house, refuse to sign the sale paperwork until he signs an affidavit that guarantees you get half, submit to title officer, the title agency will be forced to distribute the funds in the hopefully new account u set up. Sounds like u have other issues tho, this is what I would do. Treat it like a business transaction, leave emotion out. Oh none of those things u mentioned really matter. He’s just being a jerk hoping ur a sucker.
In Georgia, equitable division weighs a lot of factors. So if the house was purchased while you were married and it’s being sold while you are married, you don’t have to convince him of anything. Whoever normally controls the finances should still be controlling the finances. If you’re divorcing, the home traditionally stays with the parent with primary custody OR the proceeds are split 50/50
People can tell you the sky is falling. Don’t let him pull that guilt trip on you. My mother used to say ” people can only do to you what you allow them to” Take what is rightfully yours and be blessed. You deserve it!
If it’s in both your names and during marriage it should be 50/50. Even if he paid with his money and you were in school as soon as you’re married everything is yours and his not just yours or just his. However, I’d say talk to a lawyer and know your full rights in Georgia.
Depends on state, I lived with my ex for two years before we got married. My attorney told me regardless of us being married and even though I wasn’t working I was still taking care of the house, ect… while he was out of town on business. So I’m entitled to half of it all.
it’s sad when you have to go after money you didn’t earn an we still cry for more rights it’s pathetic she didn’t work she went to school why didn’t she work an go to school why didn’t she clean the house hmmmm