Is my soon-to-be ex-husband entitled to a portion of the house that my grandmother bought me?

I’m separated looking to divorce soon but my grandmother bought me a house almost 9 years ago. I was married at the time but she only put the deed in my name only. Can he fight for my house during our divorce?

Asked on January 23, 2018 under Family Law, Pennsylvania


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Please go and speak with an attorney asap. One can argue that this was part of your inheritance from your Grandmother.  However, if marital funds have been sustaining the house all these years - repairs, taxes, bills - then an argument can be made that it has transmuted in to marital funds.  Good luck.

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