What happens to MY house in the divorce in Michigan?

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What happens to MY house in the divorce in Michigan?

If my parents gifted me a house in Michigan before we were married and now
my husband and I live in it and pay the bills and taxes, etc. But we did not pay
my parents for the house, they gave it to me. If we get divorced, he does not
have a right to any of the house right?

Asked on January 7, 2017 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Typically, a git or inhertiance either before or after marriage remains the seperate property of the person who it was given to. That having been said, since marital funds were used to pay the bills, taxes, etc., your husband may have established some right to ownership or some right to the equity. At the very least, he is probably entitled to some form of reimbursement for what he has paid.


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