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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM
 
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Hi
We are gay couples and will get a divorce. We own a house. I think my husband didn't want the house. According to the Nevada community share law, it is required to split the cost. Do we have to do this because of the law? I am pretty sure (99%) he doesn't want the house.
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Old Yesterday, 07:18 PM
 
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So ... sell the house and split the proceeds?
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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So ... sell the house and split the proceeds?
Cracked the case. We're done here.
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Old Today, 07:22 AM
 
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Nevada is a community property state which means any assets acquired during the marriage have to be divided equally.

Even if your spouse never wanted the house, he/she is entitled to half of it's value. You can either sell it and split the proceeds or take out a loan to pay your spouse half the value.
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Old Today, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Nevada is a community property state which means any assets acquired during the marriage have to be divided equally.

Even if your spouse never wanted the house, he/she is entitled to half of it's value. You can either sell it and split the proceeds or take out a loan to pay your spouse half the value.
Not your lawyer and this isn't legal advice, but I was always under the impression that the "community property" thing was a default but that the parties could agree to another arrangement, just like in any contractual situation. He's technically entitled to the half, but that doesn't mean he has to take it, though depending on how contentious it is you may find yourself needing to buy him out.
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Old Today, 05:40 PM
 
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Not your lawyer and this isn't legal advice, but I was always under the impression that the "community property" thing was a default but that the parties could agree to another arrangement, just like in any contractual situation. He's technically entitled to the half, but that doesn't mean he has to take it, though depending on how contentious it is you may find yourself needing to buy him out.
Correct - the default is to share it equally but things can be negotiated.
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