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24 Jul 12 #345137 by JustSuze
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Pixy,
Sounds like a nightmare. I feel for you hun.

Are you still contributing to the mortgage on the marital home?

I suspect I''m going to do a similar thing.
I just couldn''t bear the thought of going home to that every night.

My guess is that he will fight against selling the house if he can, but like your ex, he couldn''t afford to run the house alone.

Have you tried mediation?
It sounds like a good halfway house between lawyers & courts and going it alone.

WR, thanks for the welcome and the advice. I''ll bear it in mind when the time comes. I really hope we can keep this on a respectful and dignified level.
The thought of the conversation we need to have terrifies me, so I''ll be keen to keep it as calm and short as possible.

I hope you''ve managed to find a new life for yourself and a see future that holds some good stuff.

Suze x

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