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Clare, Family Solicitor
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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 wife and I separated 2 years ago, I still live in the marital

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My wife and I separated 2 years ago, I still live in the marital home, Iam 67 and my wife is 49. We have two grown up children, who do not live with me. I have a medical condition known as bi-polar. I am also retired and in reciept of state pension plus pension credit. The house is mortgage free, can my wife force me to sell my home?
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 what income do you each have?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I do not know what my wifes income is. I receive £594 per month State pension inclusive of pension credit. The last valuation for the house was about 4 months ago and the valuation was £260,000.

John

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
How much does a one bedroom property in the same general area cost to buy?
How much did your ex earn when you last lived together?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

A one bedroom property would be approx 140,000. I think my wifes salary was £ 22400. per annum when we were together.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that within the Divorce Proceedings your wife can indeed apply for an Order for the Sale of the Property and it is likely to be granted.
You may receive a larger share of the equity to ensure that you have sufficient funds to purchase another property.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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