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Settlement when house is owned by wife only

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07 Jan 08 #10182 by Sebbster
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I have split from my wife after only 15 months of marriage. During this time she lived in London where she rented a room so she could do her job.

I paid her mortgage on the property which was out of London every month from my own money and we split the bills pretty much down the middle. I maintained the property and that was my home.

Now I have moved out she is saying I'm entitled to nothing and wont even give me a share of presents received during the short marriage.

Is this correct as I'm wondering whether the mortgage payments, reduction in outstanding mortgage and property rise could have some bearing on this.

Any advice greatfully received.

Thanks.

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