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My name is not on the Family Home Mortgage or Deed

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19 Aug 12 #350559 by Moonraker1981
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Dear All,
just looking for a little guidance .

The long and short of it is my husband and I have decided to call it a day due to his appalling behaviour .

We have been married 7 years and have 2 young children .
Due to him being awkward, I have had to move out of the family home and find a small rental property to house me and the children .

He runs his own business and I have a full time medical career .
the family home is all in his names , he has always paid the mortgage and I pay all utilities and any thing child related including astronomical nursery fees. Due to this he has stated I am not entitled to any of the capital other then what I have invested e.g We extended the house .

Since separating he has not made any financial contributions to the children , as he feels I am financially ''capable ''-Despite him earning more then me.

so I''m incredibly curious as to where I stand in terms of the family home and do my earrings cancel his ?

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19 Aug 12 #350563 by jonathancj
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Just the usual from a husband. No, he''s quite wrong. You''d better have a bit of preliminary advice from a solicitor. Contributions are just one factor to take into account, needs are usually far more important. A solicitor should be able to take you through the factors and just how they apply to you.

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19 Aug 12 #350578 by Elphie
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And you are entitled to child maintenece regardless of how your pay compares - look up the csa calculator if you had an idea of what his take home pay is, and suggest the amount to him. If he refuses, you can go via the csa but better to give him the chance to negotiate first.

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