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Notice of severance of joint tenancy letter

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28 Mar 12 #320473 by Northernboy
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Why should I sign this form when I pay the full mortgage for the FMH although she lives in there with the two kids. And I can''t afford to get my own place. We have even started divorce proceeding yet? Do I need to get a solicitor for this?

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28 Mar 12 #320475 by jonathancj
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There''s nothing you can do about it at this stage anyway. No, you don''t need a solicitor for this - it just means that instead of jointly owning the whole of the house, you will each own a separate half. It''s a standard step to take. You may need a solicitor for the financial negotiations though.

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28 Mar 12 #320485 by Northernboy
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Do I have a set amount of time to sign this and return it to her sols?

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28 Mar 12 #320489 by cookie2
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It''s just as much in your interests to sign this as hers. It means that if you were to die then your half of the house could be put into your will, rather than automatically going to her.

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28 Mar 12 #320496 by hadenoughnow
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Whether you agree or not, it will still go through. Your agreement is not required. It can be done unilaterally.

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