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If I divorce my retired husband through unreasonable behaviour

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If I divorce my retired husband through unreasonable behaviour will I shoot myself in the foot.We own our home which I have lived in for 29 yrs, and my husband has lived in for 11yrs. He has no savings only his pension and I am 14 yrs younger and still work in my home self employed.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage.
Do YOU have any other assets?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

morgage is finished and it is worth about £200000. I have an ISA with savings. I work in the house as a childminder so to have to sell the house would be a great concern to me.

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I would rather put up with his behavior than jump into the fire!

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
How much do you have in your savings
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
£32,000 in Isa and shares
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Realistically there is a good chance that the house would have to be sold in the event of a divorce unless you could raise a mortgage to buy out his share of the property (maybe 30% to 40% pf the equity)
Only you can say whether it is worth staying with him to keep your existing house
Claire
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