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28 Jul 12 #345834 by 5261
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I wonder if anyone out there can give me some advive.

Situation is: House purchased approx 5 years ago for £144k. We got the house cheap as we purchased it from my ex''s former partner. House was probably worth about £180K

Nearly 2 years ago he left (with my so called best friend!!) and has been living in rented property ever since.

For the first few month he gave £200 towards mortgage, but from 18mths ago I have been paying the mortgage solely with no help towards mainenance costs etc.

He is now trying to force me to sell. He has stated privately to me that he wants the £40k that he perceives that he put into the property as well as half the equity - leaving me with virtually nothing.

There are no children from this relationship, although I do have my son living with me who is 19 years old and in further education.

I have today received a solicitors letter telling me that he is taking me to court to force me to sell.

Question is:
1. is he entitled to what he believes or just half of the equity.

2. How long does this process take

3. Would the judge take into account the fact that I have a serious medical condition?

I would be really grateful for some advice as I am at a loss to know what to do next.

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28 Jul 12 #345835 by hadenoughnow
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Welcome to wikivorce.

The most important question before we can advise is were you married and if so, for how long?

If you weren''t married, our advice will be very different.

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28 Jul 12 #345838 by 5261
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Thank you for replying.

We were never married.

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28 Jul 12 #345853 by hadenoughnow
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If you were not married, then the property will be divided according to what the deeds say. If it is joint names with no indication re shares it will be 50:50.
If it is in his sole name, you would have to claim beneficial interest. You can find out more by using the site search bar at the top of the page.

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28 Jul 12 #345854 by 5261
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Thank you for replying do promptly.

I did have a feeling that it would be 50/50 which I am fine about. Do you know how long this process takes. I really do not want to move but am aware that this will probably be inevitable.

Does my illness make any difference to the outcome.

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