Caveat Emptor – Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

The September 24, 2012 edition of People magazine announced the split of Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba and Jesse Sloan. Engaged in March 2011, the couple decided not to marry. Sometimes breaking up can be hard to do, especially if you and your fiancee’ have purchased property together. No matter how much you love each other, wait until after marriage to make major investments. Dividing jointly owned property with someone who is a legal stranger is subject to different rules than those that are applicable to marital property. Contact a lawyer if you find yourself a co-owner with someone you now wish you had never agreed to marry.