I have separated from my partner and have 3 grown up kids over 18. I want to change the way the house is owned so they become part owners of my 50. % of the house....... How do I do this and what needs to be done.......any help would be appreciated including steps and potential steps
Under family law when you are married the former matrimonial home is a family asset to be shared. If you change the way the property is owned the courts take a dim view of disposing of assets to prevent/reduce a spouse''s financial claims and have the power to set aside the disposal or add the value back when calculating sharing any other assets.
If you weren''t married it''s another ball game and property law applies.
Were you married? If so it doesn''t matter whose name is on the deeds,. The former family home is a matrimonial asset to be shared according to a check list of factors in s25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, not necessarily 50:50. Until there is a divorce settlement you won''t know what your interest in the property is and it could be very expensive sorting it out if you transfer your interest in the property before the finances have been finalised on divorce.