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His father bought the house initially 22 years ago and put the house in his name along with the details of me. The solicitor dealing with it always addressed all letters to Mr and Mrs XXXXXX. It was used by his parents as well as us. The upkeep, maintenance/repairs of the house has been paid from our joint account along with all the utility bills, tax foncieres, insurance ++ for the last 15 years. I work full time and we have 3 adult sons. I earn slightly more than him.
The original price paid for the house was approx. £50,000. It is now worth approx. £160,000.
In British law, I would be able to claim half of his assets and vice versa, which is why I am asking my right of claim. Would I have a right to claim from the increase in value as I have contributed for many years as his wife.
£160,000-£50,000 = £110,000. Do I have a claim on the £110,000?
Hope this makes sense?