Its interest only. The house was purchased for £210,000. They put in £100,000 cash from the sale of their other property and borrowed £110,000. Over payments of £3,000 off the mortgage reduced it to £107,000.
When they split, he offered her £40,000 for the sale of the house. These were in the form of threats and violent behaviour. She stayed in the house and he would return anytime he wanted to intimidate her.
He stopped paying in hope that she would be forced to sell. The benefits paid for her mortgage for a period of 2 years. Now this has stopped. I live in Spain and come and stay with her on my days off (I also keep some of my posessions there).
She wants to go self employed and I want to help her by moving in together and buying half the house. At the moment, he has a right to say who can stay in the house. And as his parents house is only 200m away from the house, so this is very uncomfortable situation for all of us. Including her kids.
But if the courts ruled custody to the mother and the house is agreed to be sold then we would move away straight away.
So in order to move and change residency order, can she apply directly to the court? She has already been for mediation for financial matters and they are writting to her to say that it has failed. Can she apply directly to change the order or does she have to attend mediation? Is mediation specifically about either finances or children or is it sometimes both?
My partner has agreed with her ex husband on selling her house that she is living in with her kids that is shared with her ex-husband on a 50/50 split. She is currently on benefits and will become self employed and we would like to live together with her children. We are thinking of living together as a family in the same area for one year before we try to move closer to my work. Will it make it easier to win custody of her kids if we are already living together as a family? The idea is to move closer to my work when kids start secondary school which will be in 17 months.
Hi again Clare,
I do not live with my girlfriend on paper as I have my own house which is classified as my main residence. But, I fully support my girlfriend financially and she has come off benefits because of it. The main question is: As the house is joint owned by her ex-hisband can he force sale because I am supporting her or only if I am living with her? And will my income be considered when it comes to council tax payments, child support and tax credits? Thanks
We had an issue with a key going missing so had to change the locks. He has asked for a copy, which I understamd he is entitled to as he owns half the house with his ex. wife. Can he come in and out of the property whenever he wants as he states or should he ask his ex. wifes permisssion who lives there with their children?