In that case,
letters leave the brother out of the equation and treat this as though it is
simply the marital home. The fact that it is in your son's name only (we are
ignoring the brother) is immaterial because it is the matrimonial home and
therefore his wife has exactly the same interest in it as if in joint names with her.
She isnt liable
for the mortgage or bills if he doesnt live in the property and if she had it
might increase her interest in the property.
So on my simple
calcs the net equity is £15k after your £10k repaid. Her £9k of (presumably
selfish spending , not spending on the house) will be deducted from her potential
So, what is her
After 5 years
together including marriage that is relatively short so any split is unlikely
to e 50-50 IF contributions are unequal BUT they are not.
They have marital
child and they are under a duty to provide roof for the child until 18. However
the child already appears to be homed.
On this basis
therefore I think that she is entitled to little if anything.
However expect her
to argue that the house is worth more.
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