Do You Lose Rights If You Leave The Home?

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Many divorcing people believe that if you leave the marital home to take an apartment, or to co habit with a paramour, that you will lose your rights to the marital home.

While that may be true in other states, in FLORIDA,  if your name is on the DEED you will not lose your ownership rights simply by relocating during the divorce proceedings.  That is assuming there are no other extenuating circumstances whereby your rights to the home will be forfeited, including situations of extreme marital waste.  But having your name on the deed generally assures your ownership.

Notice I said DEED and not mortgage, promissory note or other instrument.   The title document is the DEED, it must be recorded, and your name has to be on it.    If you are thinking about divorce in Palm Beach  County, Florida, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.

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