Hi, in Northern Ireland, UK, can a wife legally change the locks on her house after her husband has moved out; he left about a month ago? Both their names are ***** ***** mortgage and they both pay it. What are her rights? Many thanks. Also, can she force a house sale even if he disagrees with it?
Yes there has been domestic violence but I don't think she wants this to be disclosed, and there are children involved. I believe the property is worth £150-200K and maybe 60K left on the mortgage. Thanks.
Thanks Clare, there are young teenagers and one under 10. She might just want to sell it to make a clean break. Sorry I can't give specifics.
No for now I think they are just going for a financial settlement. It is very tricky as she does not want to rock the boat or inflame him in any way.
Thanks Clare, last question. Does it actually have to be Divorce proceedings that would drive a forced sale, or could it be purely to settle and separate their finances, even if he disagrees with the sale?