my girlfriend of 10 years and i bought a house together, the deed is in her name, i paid for it, she has thrown me out, do i have any rights?
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Re: family law
Greetings. Thank you for allowing me to respond. These types of questions are difficult in Florida, if this is where the property is. The reason why, is that generally, "family laws" do not apply to people that are not married.
Generally, a possible remedy would be to bring a lawsuit against the girlfriend for a breach of contract in a civil (non-family court). This could work if you and your girlfriend had an understanding or agreement that both of you would own the house when it was purchased.
Sometimes, these are called implied contracts because although you may have not expressly made a written agreement with the girlfriend regarding the house, it was understood, generally, that both parties had rights to the house.
In summary, I would consult a local attorney to determine your rights. I hope this helps.
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