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Ex living in marital home and remarrying

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14 Jul 12 #343167 by hil12173
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Hi, just found this site, hope you can help. My ex and I bought a house together and have a joint interest only mortgage and secured loan, I moved out taking our child in 2008, ex continued to live there and pays all joint mortgage and secured loan. We divorced in 2011, no settlement / decision made on house at the time as was in negative equity and still is, we agreed to resolve it later, ex now has moved girlfriend in and she''s pregnant, I''ve read bits about ancilliary relief but still confused, if they marry, does he lose any claim on the house he still lives in and pays the mortgage for?
We bought the house together, I spent time renovating it, I think his new partner has now put time and money in redecorating. Does she have any claim?
I''ve got no interest in getting money out of the house, just want to have my name off it so I can move on, he has been told he can do this if he clears the arrears (about £500) and keeps it arrears free for 12 months but so far hasnt done this. Needless to say he wont take any advice from me! Any help would be great.

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15 Jul 12 #343258 by LittleMrMike
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You asked if he loses any claim to the house if he remarries.

The normal rule is that if he re-marries he cannot thereafter make any financial claims, but if he made any claims before the re-marriage, then the claims can still be pursued. However rem-marriage is a significant change in circumstances that will almost certainly have an effect on the financial settlement.

Her new partner will not acquire an interest in the house merely by redecorating it.

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