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Pay or Don't Pay Mortgage???

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09 Aug 07 #1856 by scottishlady
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Could anyone give me their opinion on whether or not I should continue to pay the mortgage since my husband disappeared, wiping out our finances on his way????
If you have read my other posting you will know that my husband has done a runner....
I think I know what I should do about paying the mortgage but I would be interested to hear anyone elses opinions/experience....In a nutshell...he has gone....wiped out our bank account....the house and mortgage are both in his name...but I am living in the house with our daughter....
I don't earn much....(he earns a lot).....but I can pay the mortgage short term if I need to (thank god for dads)... but I also have to 'survive'....
any opinions would be greatly appreciated......thankyou:(

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10 Aug 07 #1864 by divwiki
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It all depends whether you want to keep a roof over your head. I'm sorry that sounds facetious, but I'm hoping it rams the point home. There is the further point that if, as we both suspect, he is coming back on the scene to claim a share in equity you are sitting pretty to some extent with tenants rights and he or his solicitor will have to start doing some work! Use CAB or their free half hour solicitors to advise you on housing rights for a start and grab their debt counsellor (for which you usually have to make an appointment)to help you take control of your bills.

Stop me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like you are at the exact stage I'm at (see my blog shortly)of "I'm going to cut off my nose to spite my face/if I've got nothing my ex2b can't get anything" kind of thing.

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10 Aug 07 #1865 by Fiona
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10 Aug 07 #1870 by scottishlady
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Thankyou both for your opinions/advice:)
I have had a stroke of luck this morning....with the post came a letter from our bank...he'd been and requested the joint account be closed....so, they had sent a form for me to sign....lo and behold - there was his address!!!!!

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