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Wife stopped paying mortgage

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03 Sep 12 #353646 by r16
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Hello,

Wife left and stopped paying mortgage, which I''m kind of ok with as the longer she stays on the mortgage the better for me as it will mean I will need to get lower mortgage when I eventually buy her out.

However if she doesn''t pay for say 6 months is she entitled to half the equity after not paying for half a year?

(I suspect she is)

Thanks

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03 Sep 12 #353650 by soulruler
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Yes she probably will be as it is too complicated for a court to work out those sort of intricacies (if it comes to it).

Generally the advice is to reduce to interest only until matters are decided. Your wife will presumably be paying a rent somewhere else or saving for a deposit by living with a friend or a relative.

If she agrees and it is a joint mortgage change to interest only whilst the issues are sorted out.

If she will not agree you can always "reduce" to interest only bearing in mind it will affect both your credit ratings as a debt will accrue that will affect you both - that might help you both focus on the real issues that lie ahead.

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