Bought a house and land in Georgia as a joint venture with my brother. It's under his name, which is unfortunate because we had a fallling out and does not want to give my my fair share and refuses to transfer title. I made majority of the mortgage payments. I have some money orders as proof, not all of them. The loan officer new it was a joint venture. Can anything be done?
1 Answer from Attorneys
The only way to own land is to be on the deed. The only proper way to have a "joint venture" (really a partnership) is to have a document. The only way you should do either is to have a lawyer to set it up. A lawyer would have made sure this problem never happened. On the facts that you give, you can sue, and it will be a he-said he-said dispute which you may or may not win and probably will cost at least many thousands, if not more (likely at least tens of thousands), in legal fees.