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My rights if I agree to trial seperation on house

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30 Jan 08 #12390 by Orbital
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I've only joined today so please excuse me if this post is in the wrong category.
After marriage guidance and many months of a rollercoaster of emotions,I sat down with my wife tonight to discuss how we could best move forward.
She suggested a trial seperation and wants me to leave the family home.
We have been married for 12 years and have 3 children who I love dearly.
My wife has not paid anything at all towards the house (bills,mortgage ,insurance etc)in all this time.
I will grab any chance of getting back together but I am worried that if I move out ,my rights on our house will be diminished.
Even though emotions are running high ,I want to do the right thing for my family.
Could anyone please advise as I cannot think straight at all at the moment.

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30 Jan 08 #12395 by Ouch
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Sounds familiar,
We went for a 1 month trial separation at my wife 'request'.
Although my wife wanted me back after a few days, neither of our emotions had cooled off enough to solve anything, so I vowed to see through the month. Anyway before the month was up I had had a letter from her solicitor confirming I had left the family home. In no time at all the locks had been changed and my rights to the family home had vaporised. Reconcile if you can, else see a solicitor.

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