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23 May 12 #332447 by andy8888
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Hi All
Can anyone advise I currently own a house with my ex wife.
Me and my new wife reside in this house.My new wife is currently devorcing me.
I have only been married just over 2 years.
I am also on an undertaking not to go to my house for 6 months which finishes in September 2012.
My ex wife wants my new wife out of her house,
My question is can she send a letter getting my new wife out of the house?
I also want her out of the house.
thanks
Andy

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23 May 12 #332448 by cookie2
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Assuming there are no kids involved?

If your current wife has not contributed any lump sum towards the house then it''s pretty unlikely she''ll get anything out of it. It does depend on the figures, but usually in a short childless marriage, each party takes out what they brought in. Her claim to your assets including the house will be small.

In the short term however, it is a marital house, and your current wife has a right to live there. No, there is no letter you can send to force her out. If you want her out then you would have to take it to court. If you''re going to take it to court then it''s better to just concentrate on the divorce and financial resolution.

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