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Clare, Family Solicitor
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My husband and I split up 14 years ago he kept living in the

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My husband and I split up 14 years ago he kept living in the house as the children were taking important exams and he wouldnt leave. In my distressed state I left and he has continued to live in the house even though the children have left 7 years ago. He is now selling selling the house what share of the house am I entitled to.
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.
Has there actually been a divorce?
Who actually owns the property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It is registered in both our names. We havent actually divorce

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Excellent news.
how much is the house worth an dhow much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets and income do you each have?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The house is worth in the £270 - £300 range there is around £60,000 left on the mortgage. There are no other assets and I earn around £20,000 I think he is still on benefit which he chooses to be.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
You are entitled to 50% of the equity in the property - and there is no basis on which you woudl not get his if the matter goes to court.
If your ex tries to pull out of the sale then you can if necessary apply to the court for an Order for Sale so that you can receive your share of the equity
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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