Can I force someone to buy you out of a house that you own jointly?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You can, by filing a lawsuit for "partition". But, you and your co-owner will both lose most of your equity to court costs and fees in that lawsuit. You're both better off negotiating a buy out or agreeing to and cooperating in a sale, with splitting the proceeds.
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