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Can wife take half my second house

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3 weeks 3 days ago #514201 by Alex1916
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Hi everyone.
My question is my wife and I bought our current home together , we both put equal amounts in for the deposit, if we got a divorce I have no problem with splitting everything 50/50 our savings everything, I am the only one working, I have a step daughter with my wife .
My fear is my wife said she would take half my other house which I bought before I met my wife , she has never even seen the house let alone put a single penny into it . Can she make me sell it for half the money , we will have been married 5 yrs in December.
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3 weeks 2 days ago #514204 by WYSPECIAL
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You need to post details of ages, incomes, all assets, length of marriage plus any cohabitation beforehand and children for anyone to comment.

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3 weeks 2 days ago #514208 by Alex1916
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I am 50 my wife now s 47 .
Lived together for 4 yrs in her house .
She sold hers and I sold one of mine and we put almost equal amount into buying our current home .
We have two cars , not much savings but like I said I’m pretty much the sole earner , and I’m happy to split 50/50 .
But it’s my second house I’m concerned about

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3 weeks 2 days ago #514214 by WYSPECIAL
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Are there any children involved?

Why isn't she working?

If you split everything except the second house 50:50 will this rehouse both of you?

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3 weeks 2 days ago #514216 by Alex1916
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My wife has a daughter 12, the father is still around and pays for her private school as he is financially sound,
If we sold our home now we would both walk away with £100k each ,
She likes being at home , does very occasional self employed work ,

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3 weeks 1 day ago #514228 by WYSPECIAL
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Would £100k plus what you could each raise mortgage wise rehouse both of you?

What about other assets such as pensions?

What are your incomes?

How much equity is there in second property?

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3 weeks 1 day ago #514234 by Alex1916
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£100k .Yes it should be plenty to start again.
I have a pension that has been frozen for years and is worth virtually nothing.
My income as self employed can vary between 45k to 60k .
Hers is only the minimum before tax , not that she can’t work she says it’s difficult with school runs ect ,
Second house I would roughly say equity is about 60k .
If I signed the house over to my two brothers ,in enough time! would that stop her claim should the worst happen

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