Question by tumby: Can my wife claim she owns the house if her income goes toward the mortgage and my income goes toward everyday
My wife and I own our home. We recently refinanced and now the mortgage is deducted from her own checking account that her income goes to. We have a joint account where my income goes into that we use for everyday living expenses. If we were to divorce, would she be able to claim that she was paying the mortgage, therefore, she should own the home.
Answer by Steven L
She can claim whatever she wants, that does not mean it is so. There is no state in the union where that would be so, assuming that when you refinanced, both of your names are on the mortgage and the deed. In california it doesn’t even matter, all of your income and assets are community property regardless of who’s name is on what account.
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