The Moneyist: I paid off $57,000 of my boyfriend’s mortgage. We married, but now he wants a divorce — and this property.

by | Nov 9, 2023 | Stock Market

Dear Quentin, I got myself into a real doozy.  I made $57,000 in loan payments on my now husband and then boyfriend’s house. He was going to let his place get foreclosed on, but since I had already spent quite a bit of money helping him out, I didn’t want that to happen. Our plan was for him to sign the house over to me and my son once his loan was paid in full. We got married.

Well, you guessed it: I paid off the loan and now find myself in court because, all of a sudden, he has decided that now that his house is paid off in full, he no longer wants to be married to me and wants his place back! My attorney said that what I paid toward the loan is money I effectively gave him as a gift, but the rest is marital funds. It now looks like the kindness I showed him in trying to help save his house and his credit rating — and to ensure that my son had his own home — is going to cost me $57,000, and all because of this jerk. …

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