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my ex wants half of my house

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01 Aug 22 #519728 by backsagainstthewall
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My husband has filed for the new "No Fault "divorce. I have sufficient evidence to prove that he did not pay into the property either financially or by way of repairs. I have also discovered that he borrowed significant loans behind my back throughout the duration of the marriage. would this affect the financial settlement ? I suffered mental and physical abuse for many years, he left 3 years ago without discussion and now he wants half of my house. It has left me feeling wrecked as every door i turn to it closed ! Please help

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03 Aug 22 #519746 by hadenoughnow
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How long have you been married??

Did you live together beforehand??

Do you have children?

Is the house just in your name??

Has he engaged a solicitor?

The house will be a matrimonial asset but what a settlement looks like will depend on a range of factors.
Conduct is one of them but needs are the main consideration.

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03 Aug 22 #519753 by backsagainstthewall
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HI thanks for reply.
Married 14 yrs seperated for 3 . yes lived together beforehand .no kids. house completely in my name. yes he has solicitor.

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04 Aug 22 #519760 by hadenoughnow
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He is unlikely to get nothing. A judge may think 50% is fair after a long marriage especially if needs demand. A lot will depend on the facts and how you present the case.

What were the loans for? Did you benefit from them? What did hedo with his income if he was not contributing?

How long before the marriage did you buy the property??

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04 Aug 22 #519761 by backsagainstthewall
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HI, I was co-habiting with him but I bought the property 7 years before marriage. I have no idea what these loans were for or what he did withthe money , so no i did not benefit from them. He had earnings but spent it on himself, cars, guitars etc. The only bill he contributed towards was the council tax . I really feel that the law swings greatly in his favour and i and struggling to see where i will be supported by the law and all the effort i have made to put a roof over our heads. I could potentially have to sell me house in order to pay him off. I am having sleepless nights!

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05 Aug 22 #519769 by hadenoughnow
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It really is hard to comment further without the full facts of the case but if his housing needs can be met with less than 50% you could have a different outcome. Do either of you have pensions??

You really need full financial disclosure first then perhaps book a legal financial consultation to go through the figures.

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