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Asked on: 7/20/13, 6:40 am

Can I force someone to buy you out of a house that you own jointly?

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Answered on: 7/20/13, 8:35 am by Miriam Jacobson

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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