Can anyone help me here .
We were together 25 years ,married 18.
I bought the first house and have paid towards the mortgage for all subsequent houses .
I want the house .I can''t afford to buy him out and after all that has happened I think he should let me have the house as I will be looking after our 2 children in it for at least the next 8 years .
I do not feel he has any right to the house and I need to know if I have a good case to fight for the house .
If you get the house, what does he get? Clearly he can''t leave a 25 year relationship with nothing. You could have the house until the children leave education and then split it. How would that suit? The down side is that he can''t move on for up to 8 years and you know that you''re going to have to sell up then, but it may be the best that can be managed. How much equity is there?
He had an affair for two years then walked out to go and live with her.
He gets to keep his wages and only pay child maintenance.I have said I will not touch his pension.
I have worked part-time ,and looked after the kids and also earn 40% of the net income .
He walked out - why should he get anything?
The equity on the house is about 190,000
I would have to downsize and as he has reduced our net income by60% my standard of living has gone down drastically .
I am with you Scary, I am in the same position. She has a house they have two incomes, I willont be able to afford to purchase another property as will not get a mortgage on my wage and at age 55 and my kids loose the only home they have ever known.
However the law does not take feelings into account so I know I will loose my home so he and Ow can feather their nest.
Or in my stbx case he doesn''t have a pension because he couldn''t afford one as he preferred to spend his money on funding his hobbies and going out with his mates, so no battle over that in our financials.