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22 Aug 12 #351103 by NickyN
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I am new on here today. I separated from my husband in February I moved out of our home as he had initially moved out when I asked him to but then moved back in 4 months down the line. We have 4 children 3 that still live at home. I am renting a property and receiving some benefits but they now want me to sell house or prove that it is no longer an asset of mine. My husband has said there is no equity in the house and that is why when he went bankrupt we got to keep the house. Would I be entitled to any kind of remuneration if I signed the house over if there is no equity? The children love the house and stay with their dad 3 times a week so don''t really want to force a sale of their home.

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22 Aug 12 #351109 by cookie2
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If there is no equity in the house then where would your remuneration come from? It does not grow on trees.

You should only sign it over to him as part of a signed and sealed Consent Order.

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