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05 Feb 08 #12893 by Homey
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I have been married to my wife now for 6 months but have been living apart for the last three. so have only been living together for 3 months.

I bought a property prior to us getting married of my parents at a reduced rate. the mortgage is in my sole name.

I have a paid off her debt by taking out a loan for her in my name for £10,000.

what will she be entitled to if anything?

the only way for ending this relationship is by annullment. or wait a year to apply for divorce. what should I be doing in the mean time?

Also she has never maid a mortgage payment or paid a bill.

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05 Feb 08 #12899 by IKNOWNOW
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Just thinking out loud but:

Her name is not on the deeds of the house? And you are paying at your expense a loan to pay of her debts?

As the marriage is so short, general rule of thumb is you both walk away with what you brought into the marriage financially.

Sadly, I think you are probably saddled with the £10K loan.

Make sure you sever any joint liabilities you have, eg bank accounts, credit cards etc.

As for the anullment, not sure on that one.

Hope this has helped, but please don't take what I say as gospel.

Regards, Sarah

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