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I have a house mortgaged in my name. I married after buying

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I have a house mortgaged in my name. I married after buying house and after 6 years my wife has left and wants to force me to sell the house and give her half of the equity. I have received a home rights notice from the land registry B94 1. We had separate bank accounts and savings. Where do I stand with the house?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
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Do you have children?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no children no common financial committments

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
How long together before married?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


6 months

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

She has a claim against the house just as if the house was in joint names. The fact that it is in yr sole name doesn't assist you as you were married.

 

after 6 years she is unlikely to get half but she will geta substantial chunk, sorry.

 



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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thanks for response but specifically can she force me to sell the house and is this only after a court order? that answers my question in full thanks


 

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.



Unless you sell
voluntarily, or pay her off, she is faced with making an application to court for an order