house in wifes name

November 17th, 2007 by Questions

I am probably going to file for bankruptcy soon. My common-law wife (of 5 years), and I have a home together which was purchased 6 months ago. The house is 100% in her name, my name is nowhere on the mortgage or any of the monthly bills. If I go bankrupt can anyone `claim` it is a jointly shared home through a common-law relationship and go after the house and the contents or is that protected as it is 100% in her name?

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, Barton Goth GCO Bankruptcy Trustees said:

This will largely depend on the province you live, whether any of your money is used in purchasing the house or for up keep and maintenance of the house. As a result you are best to discuss this in detail with a local trustee .

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