Our house burned down 7 months ago. The insurance company is going to take care of paying it off.
My significant other signed over 1/2 of our house to me over 5 years ago. He owed me over $10,000 at the time and I have since put in close to $30,000 more for serious repairs, roof and necessities for the house (fence... garage...etc.)
At the time we drew up[ the quit claim deed (Notarized of course) he said not to put in the monetary part... in other words it reads " for the sum of 0 0 dollars...) because he owed me so much and the sum was going to continue to mount for the fixing up the house.
This deed was recorded at Broward County Courthouse, accepted by the Clerk of the Court as if it were valid.
WE ARE SEPARATED since the fire!
I lived in our home and I sunk my entire lifes savings into it because he said we would get it all back once we sold the house. The Insurance co. paid him for the contents of the house (which was 90% mine) I NEVER GOT A DIME.
He said my quit claim deed is not valid and he is going to sell the house and I can "STICK IT!"
Did I fall for a Snowjob here? This is the question...
Is the deed not valid because there is no money exchanged?
If NOT VALID... why did the COURT ACCEPT IT? Of course I would never have dished out another dime until a correct one was drawn up!
I think I got scammed big time here. I am 57 years old and "homeless" now living with my son. Too Old to get the possessions of 30 years of living I lost in the fire and no way to get any money back... I am destitute now and cannot EVEN afford a doctor for my medical problems.... I must sign up with the state for assistance like an IMMIGRANT!
Thank you for any help I can get.