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07 Feb 08 #13188 by honesternest
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I was divorced in 2005. We still have a property in joint names and no specific agreemnt was reached at the time of divorce. My ex still lives at the property. I have moved out of the property,but have continued to pay the mortgage. Our children are all over 22 years and areat the university.
How can I draw up a legal binding agreement that when the children complete their education we must sell the house?

Ernest

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07 Feb 08 #13196 by Elle
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Ernest,
Keep all evidence of what you pay to the MH. Its joint owned so you are entitled to 50/50 division. Your reasonableness of putting the kids first and maintaing the mortgage payments will favour you well, if ur in England/Wales. In Scotland all finances have to be sorted before div granted.
Do hope ur not in Scotland!
Elle

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