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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34105
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 has left after 33 years of marriage. I have always

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my husband has left after 33 years of marriage.
I have always paid the mortgage, but now he wants to pay,
is there any implication with this? will it have an effect on the divorce settlement?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 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.
How much is the property worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets are there and what income do you each have?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

why do you need to know properties worth, assets & income?

I just need to know if it matters who pays the mortgage

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
It does not matter who pays the mortgage - although your husband may not realise that.
The actual figures would allow me to give you a rough assessment of the likely outcome of the financial side of the divorce - and whether there is a reason for his actions.
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the outstanding mortgage is 67k, the house value is around 500k, so equity 430k.

my husband has 33k in shares.

his pension value is around 116k. mine is around 17k

my husband has the car, value around 15-16k.

his income is 37k, mine 24k

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Given the length of the relationship the starting point for the division of the assets is 50/50 including the pensions.
Paying the mortgage gives him no extra rights - so I suggest that you let him do that and save the money!
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

just to be sure, this is uk law site isn't it?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
The site ownership is American - but I am a solicitor in the East Midlands of England.
Clare

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