Legal Question in Family Law in Texas

I am considering leaving my boyfriend of 10 years because I suspect he is cheating. We have lived together for 7 years and recently officially got engaged. When we bought our house, we put it under his name as well as all of our vehicles. If I leave, am I not entitled to anything because we are not married? I would like to know what rights I may have as far as division of assets. Thank you in advance for your help!

Asked on 8/20/13, 10:08 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Cynthia Henley Cynthia Henley, Lawyer

If your boyfriend does not agree to a amicable settlement, then you need to seek the services of a lawyer to get him to understand that just because an item is in his name, does not mean he is 100% owner. If you did not "gift" him with the items but there was an intention the items would belong to you both, then they belong to you both. There is a presumption everything that is in his name is his because you are not married, but you can sue for something like "unjust enrichment."

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Answered on 8/20/13, 12:02 pm


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