Hi, thanks for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-How old are you both?-How long have you been married?-Do you have any children together, if so their ages?-What other assets and pensions do you both have (both sole and joint), together with values?-What are your respective incomes?
Thank you for the further information - I apologise but I cannot take a phone call at the moment but will answer your query as it can be dealt with in a message.
As you have been married for 8 years, and have 3 children with your wife, your marriage will be considered a long marriage. The court's starting point in the event of a divorce is a 50-50 split of all assets and initially the equal split will be departed from based on the needs of the children, then the needs of their main carer and then the needs of whoever is not the main carer. There are other factors that the court take into account, such as each of your contributions (both financial and otherwise) and earning potential, but needs are the first thing that will be considered especially when there are children.
So despite the properties being in her sole name they will still be considered as part of financial negotiations.
Is there a reason why you are not putting your name on the title of the property given that you are proposing to make a financial contribution towards it?
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