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Want to separate from second husband. House in my name,but

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Want to separate from second husband. House in my name,but he's been paying half mortgage and bills for 7 years. What can he claim from me?
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.

Property is worth £230,000.

About £75,000 outstanding.

No other assets really. Car is mine.

I earn £32,000 a year and he earns 25,000.

I have 2 children, (1 aged 20 and 1 aged 18), from my first marriage.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What capital did your husband bring to the marriage?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

he did not bring any capital into the marriage.

He lived in a bedsit, so did not have anything

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
How long have you lived together in total?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

8 years

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
An 8 year relationship does give him a financial claim on the Matrimonial Home I am afraid
It is not for 50% of the equity - or even close.
However a settlement of somewhere between 10% and 20% of the equity is likely.
This is something you should try and negotiate with your ex using Family mediation
www.familymediationhlpline.co.uk
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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