The Moneyist: I inherited $246,000 from my mother and used $142,000 to pay off our mortgage. If we divorce, can I get it back?

The Moneyist


‘My husband and I jointly own our home and have both equally contributed to the mortgage and household bills for the past 23 years.’

“Both of our names are on the deed.”


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Dear Quentin,

Four years ago, I inherited $246,000 from my mother’s estate. I had always promised her that I would pay off my mortgage when she passed. My husband and I jointly own our home and have both equally contributed to the mortgage and household bills for the past 23 years. 

Both of our names are on the deed….

Master your money.

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