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03 Oct 12 #359205 by allsainter
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Hi ..i am currently seperated from my wife after leaving the marital home after my ex had an affair.( i was asked to)
we have a joint mortgage of which she had never paid a penny, nor contributed towards household bills..
she has not worked in 6 years due to looking after our daughter , but now she has started a job on a low wage.

i have continued to pay all household bills whilst being seperated, including a weekly allowance- due to wife not getting any benefits as she tried working self employed..(unsucessfully).

she has applied for working tax credits, but has been refused on the grounds that because i currently pay all the utility bills that we are still classed as a couple... i said i would support her until she''s got a job and working tax credits.

there is around 40,000 equity in the house, but neither of us could afford to remortgage to buy each other out. is there any way i could remove my name off the mortgage...in which it enables her to get working tax credits and myself having the funds to rent somewhere as i''m living with my parents..

please help???

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03 Oct 12 #359226 by Action
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I think it unlikely that your lender will take your name off the mortgage if they feel that your wife cannot afford the repayments on her own. Best discuss options with your lender.

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