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Kasare, Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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My wife wants a divorce and is now saying she wants me out

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My wife wants a divorce and is now saying she wants me out the home, my name is XXXXX XXXXX the mortgage, she is also telling me that she will not have to sell and split any proceeds because her 16year old child lives in the home.
Not sure what rights I have
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How long have you lived together
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets and debts are there and what income do you each have?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi sorry in delay
We have lived together 6 years
House is worth £250k
Mortgage is £164k
My wife earns 38k per year
I earn £25k per year
No other assets accept furniture
Her daughter lives with us and my wife receives £350per month from her ex husband maintenance.
Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How was the purchase funded?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sorry delay
Funded mortgage by both me and my partner.
I didn't fund as much in deposit but paid stamp duty and solicitors fees.
Also refurbished the home funded by me.?
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How much did you each contribute?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi
18k from me in deposit
£40k from wife
Stamp duty me
Solicitors me
And agreed I paid for refurb on house.
At the moment my wife as well as having a full time job she
Is the director of a building company that I am an employee of..
Problem being she stopped paying me several weeks ago and
Is now referring to my lack of contributions towards the house and
that being a reason I will get nothing out the house when I move out.
And the obvious can't sell because of the 16 year old child living in the house

Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How much does a two bedroom property in the same general area cost to buy?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes average 2 bed property is around £155k to £190k
Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How much did you spend on the refurbishment?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Refurb costs aprox £15k
Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Just to check - that was on structural alterations or improvements?
Clare