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24 Apr 12 #326343 by Etana Clarke
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I owned the matrimonial home in my sole name before marrying my husband. We ere married for 10 years and he made not financial contribution and did not work. We had no kids together ( i have two adult children from a previous marriage), Wat will he be entitled to and will I have to sell my home?

I have to represent myself in court any tips or information

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25 Apr 12 #326402 by LittleMrMike
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Well, you have no dependent children. The primary objective of a Court is to make sure both parties are housed appropriately.

So quite a lot may in practice depend on the resources available to your x2b. If he has a good income and assets then he may be able to find other accommodation without too much trouble.

Against this, I think I had better warn you that it is unusual for a spouse to be denied any interest at all in the FMH, where the marriage has been of a reasonable length. The short answer is that I do not know enough.

If you seek out a thread entitled " Housing options following separation " you will be referred to an article I wrote which you will hopefully find useful and you might care to read that as a start.

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01 May 12 #327743 by Etana Clarke
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Thank you so much for your response and the useful link. Hearing coming up soon.:(

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