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How to divide the house after divorce, which both parties purchase jointly before marriage but only register one party’s name on the Certificate of Title?

Time:2016-5-11    443 View

Both parties jointly purchase a house before marriage but only marke one party’s name on the Purchasing Contract and Certificate of Title. When the couple lose their affection after marriage, the party whose name is on the certificate is likely to argue that the house is his/her premarital property and the other party has no right to ask for division. If the party whose name is on the certificate denies the other party’s contribution of capital, who also has no sufficient evidence to prove his/her contribution, the court will have no way to confirm the house is the common property of the couple and the other party’s rights and interests will not be protected. Therefore, the judge suggest the both parties who purchase a house by joint contribution sign both parties’ names on the Purchasing Contract and Certificate of Title in order to avoid disputes in the future.