My question involves divorce in the State of: Pennsylvania
My significant other and myself have been in the process of splitting up since December of 2010. We are not married. He is an alcoholic and in December had grabbed me and twisted my arm and I asked him to move out which he did. I have been living in our home since then without him. He originally owned the house and we were suppose to buy another home but decided verbally that we would put an addition on the house of 2,000 square feet and the house would be ours equally in 2007. Both our names have been on the mortgage since then but the deed was not in both our names until November of 2010.
Since our split he had wanted me to buy him out of the house but now it seems he is changing his mind. He wants me to stay in the house until my son graduates from high school in June of 2012. Then he wants me to move out and give the house back to him. He says the reason for this is because he owned the house prior and has more equity in it.
Emotionally and verbally we had agreed the house was ours together or I would never have agreed to the addition on this home and would have preferred to build or buy another home.
Legally what would be decided? I am at the point where I feel I might need to get an attorney but would like some advice.
Thank you in advance.