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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34236
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My husband divorced his first wife sixteen years ago I helped

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My husband divorced his first wife sixteen years ago I helped him pay off the mortgage but his ex is still on the deeds would she have any rights to the house if something should happen to him
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Was a Court Order dealing with the Finances made within the Divorce Proceedings?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No out of court settlement

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Is there any written evidence of the agreement that was made?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No nothing in writing

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Will his ex co-operate now in signing over the house?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dont know she has been known to be spiteful and the daughter

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Has your husband ever done anything at all with the title deeds since the divorce?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No nothing ex still on deeds

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
In that case when your husband dies his ex will automatically own at least 50% of the property - and if he has not taken steps to prevent it she could actually own the whole of the equity - leaving you to take Court Action to establish your claim.
Your husband needs to deal with this as soon as possible
Please ask if you need further details
Clare