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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34589
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 house is up , , but my ex-husband wants half of

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My house is up , , but my ex-husband wants half of the sale , we have been divorced 14 years he as not paid anything to the upkeep of the house , we have no mortgage on the property both names are ***** ***** deeds thanks Tina
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

Thank you question.

I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What financial agreements were made at the time of the divorce?
How much is the property worth?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No agreement was made , The house has been valued at £275.00

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

May I ask why finances were not agreed at the time?
What work have you paid the property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ceiling repaired in kitchen needed replastering flood from the bathroom, roof leaking at front of house, paid new combi- boiler, general upkeep, new bathroom suite

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

Are there any other assets and what incomes do you each have?
How much have you spent on repairs and improvements
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no assets between us , do I give half of sale ?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

I am afraid that as things stand he is entitled to half of the proceeds of sale.
You can challenge this and negotiate a lower payment - and if no agreement can be reached then you may need to issue a Court application in order to reduce the amount that you need to pay
Please ask if you need further details
Clare