My question involves real estate located in the State of: California
Just some background: I purchased a home with my ex-girlfriend in October 2008. We split up in May of 2009. She moved out of the house and I have continued to pay the mortgage myself since then. After a couple meetings and multiple attempts to come to an agreement on releasing the title to me, we have come to a impasse. I haven't heard from her in 2 months.
Is there anything, legally, I can do to persuade her to release title to me?
There is also the issue of the amount returned in income tax based on interest payed in 2009. Originally I offered her 50% of that, but now, after I filed and got the return back, she doesn't seem to want to accept that amount. The full amount was deposited in my account and I have used part of my portion for bills and personal expenses, but her amount remains untouched.
Should I send her a letter saying that the agreement will expire on a certain date unless I hear back from her? Does she even have rights to 50% or could I just tell her that she took too long and that money is mine now?
Thanks for any advice you can give!