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Title: House owned by mother-in-law; spent 40k on remodel; Any chance to recoup?
Post by: planb on May 17, 2013, 08:49:12 AM
Hello Soc,

In Ca.,  Living in house owned by MIL.  No rental contract as it was understood house would go to wife
as inheritance.   

We spent $40,000 on remodel and $600 a month "rent".  We are now divorcing.  Wife will stay in the house.
I have moved out. 

Is there any basis for me to ask for a recoup of funds that went towards the improvements, or am I just SOL?

Thank you.
Title: Re: House owned by mother-in-law; spent 40k on remodel; Any chance to recoup?
Post by: tigger on May 17, 2013, 09:09:01 AM
This forum is no longer monitored by a lawyer.  It it left up for historical and research value.
Title: Re: House owned by mother-in-law; spent 40k on remodel; Any chance to recoup?
Post by: Waylon on May 17, 2013, 10:15:03 AM
Only an attorney can say for certain, but if the renovations were paid with joint funds or commingled money then you may be able to recoup some or all of it. Ask your attorney about this.



Hello Soc,

In Ca.,  Living in house owned by MIL.  No rental contract as it was understood house would go to wife
as inheritance.   

We spent $40,000 on remodel and $600 a month "rent".  We are now divorcing.  Wife will stay in the house.
I have moved out. 

Is there any basis for me to ask for a recoup of funds that went towards the improvements, or am I just SOL?

Thank you.