California  |  Real Estate Law

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Asked on: 7/31/13, 12:02 am

In California when a person inherits a house and property in 1983, Gets married in 1993, and is not divorced yet in 2013, but has been separated from spouse for 9 years , is that spouse entitled to a portion of that real property, Especially if during that marrage that person was about to lose that real property for non-paymnt of taxes and spouse worked to help to pay off loan that paid those taxes. Is that spouse entitled to a portion of that real property?

And if that person whose name is on the property was trying to get a reverse mortgage and cannot get it without the signature of spouse either on a final divorce document or on the reverse mortgage,. Is that spouse entitled to anything? Especially if that spouse was the victim of spousal abuse?

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