If my brother is still married and we brought a house together 13 years ago, can his wife claim anything they been apart for over 20 years?

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If my brother is still married and we brought a house together 13 years ago, can his wife claim anything they been apart for over 20 years?

Asked on January 12, 2016 under Family Law, Kentucky

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Since your brother and his wife have been separated for more than 20 years, she should not have a claim to the house that you and your brother purchased after separation.
The length of time during which your brother and his wife have been separated provides evidence of no intent to reunite and should be used to defeat any claim she may assert to the house.


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