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i have split from my wife of five years house was in her name

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i have split from my wife of five years house was in her name can i claim anything from house is it split 50 / 50 ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

Do you have children? Ages? How much is house worth? Mortgage?

How long married? How long together before that?

We need full background please. Thanks

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have two children aged 13 and 10 not with my wife they live with there mum and come to me at weekends house worth one hundred and fifty thousand married five years together one year before wee married

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.





So, the children live in a completely different house and are not material
to the question.

How much did each of you put into the house five years ago?

I note it is just in her name? Why is that?



Customer: replied 4 years ago.

wife wanted to keep it in ther name.all my money went into the house and wee both used it as wee need kids came to me a and my wife at weekends and on hoildays with us too

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

So how much did each of you put in? How long were you together before married?

What is she saying you can have?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

300 pounds each a week our wages together one year before married.i took nothing she is saying that all the work done outside the house was payed for bye her dads spar shop i just have he car she has her own car and i have a laptop

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.




I mean, how much did each of you contribute towards the purchase price of
the house



Customer: replied 4 years ago.

the wife had it bought before wee meet .


 

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
How much is outstanding on the mortgage and what other assets and debts do you have either separately or jointly
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

80,ooo on house no debts nothing else that i know of .

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
For clarity did you bring any capital to the marriage at all?
Claire