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negative equity debt

  • hellathome
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09 Nov 12 #365526 by hellathome
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hi. while married we jointly bought a small buy to let portfolio which is in severe negative equity. ex is suggesting all this debt is mine cos i managed the prooerties and chose them. both of us are on the deeds. he says he wants the deposit that he paid from his bank account back and i i am responsible for 100 % of negative equity. is this all matrimonial debt and a judge will agree we are jointly and severably responsible? any advice or thoughts...

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09 Nov 12 #365529 by Lostboy67
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My initial thought is that he is barking mad to think he can just get his deposit back and walk away from the debt.
The negative equity obviously needs to be taken into account with the rest of the marital assets


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09 Nov 12 #365531 by hellathome
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we have an fdr approaching but i dont fully understand what it is or will happen. do i have to come to an agreement on that day. can a judge make a final order then if he still refuses to sell th MH?

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10 Nov 12 #365544 by maisymoos
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The FDR is really about trying to negotiate a settlement between the two parties, possibly with some direction from the judge. If you provide more details wikis may be able to offer some help.

How long were you married including cohabit ion?
What are your ages?
Are there children and what are their ages?
What assets are there and their values including equity/savings etc?
What debts are there including negative equity?
What are your respective incomes including benefits?
What are the pension values?

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