I was made to leave my FMH by various devious means used by my stbx. I initially rented but have now purchased a property of my own.
My stbx is now in another relationship and spends all her time at her partners house. So much so, that my son has been given a bedroom there, she has given away the family dog and house trained the cat so she doesn''t have to be in the FMH more than she needs.
It pains me to scrimp and scrape by to fund my own place and cover all her costs when she is rarely staying at the FMH. Rubbing salt into the wound she takes weekends and holidays away almost all of the time.
My questions are, is it worth me persuing the FMH as it would be more suited to me than my current property? Is it worth pushing for the sale of the FMH and dividing the equity? Can my stbx keep the FMH even though she hardly uses it? Should I not be concerned?
You will need strong evidence, accumulated over a long period, to show that she doesn''t really need the house. You need a diary of her absences over at least six months I would say. Your best argument would probably be for a sale and division of the proceeds as you would presumably use then to reduce the mortgage on the place you''ve bought.