If I left my home that is in both my husband and my name and moved to another state. Will I still be able to get half of my homes worth.

If i left my home of 30 years and moved to another state, will I still be entitled to half of my home’s value? The home and property is in both my husband and my name.

Asked on December 20, 2017 under Family Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact that you moved out does not impair your entitlement to the value or equity of the home: you will still get the same proportion or share that you would have gotten had you still lived there. What it would effect is who would physically get the home; for example, if your husband wants to live there, he is more likely to get the home than you, subject to you having to get the appropriate amount of money or other assets to compensate for him physically getting the home.

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