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My Wife wants to force the sale of her house

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26 Oct 19 #510176 by Dingbat66
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My Wife left her ex-partner 6 years ago. We’ve been married 3 and own our own house.
She owns a half share of the house they shared and now wants to force the sale. There are no kids other than a 34 year old sone who has his own place.
We’re encountering lethargy and awkwardness and have decided it’s now time to start the legal process. We think we’re capable of doing this ourselves and want to minimise costs.
I believe she needs to apply for a CCJ (how?) and then an Order of Sale.
What’s the process and likely costs?
Thanks

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27 Oct 19 #510185 by hadenoughnow
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Hi,

You describe your wife's ex as "partner". Were they married? For how long?

Is the former property in joint names?

The answers to the above will affect the advice you are given.

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27 Oct 19 #510186 by Dingbat66
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No, they weren’t married. They cohabited for c.20 years

Yes, the property is in joint names. Our current house is in my name - purchased before we married (not sure if that’s relevant?)

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27 Oct 19 #510193 by hadenoughnow
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This is a matter of property law which is very different from family law. You would be well advised to seek help from a solicitor who specialises on property matters.

In property law cases the loser pays the costs. There is a process to go through before court in order to try to resolve the matter.

If the property is in joint names (and there are no dependent children to consider) it would seem to be a reasonably straightforward matter that should be able to be resolved away from the courts.

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