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Author Topic: House owned by mother-in-law; spent 40k on remodel; Any chance to recoup?  (Read 2543 times)

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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.


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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.
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