My partner and I have been paying off our house for the last 18 years. The home loan is in both our names and we are both on the mortgage papers. He has threatened to sell the house and cut me out all together. He believes that because he is mentioned first on both the home loan and mortgage papers he has more of a legal right regarding the house. So does the person mentioned first have more of a right than the other person? I have always thought it was 50/50? Also if one of us dies, doesn't the house automatically go to the other person? Or is that only if we own the house outright?