Your children are
over 18 and therefore no longer dependent and hence, out of the equation.
He does not have
to pay the bills or the mortgage of a house that he does not live in although
he remains liable to the lender stop he is therefore not liable to pay half of
This should all
be sorted as part of the ancillary matters in the divorce proceedings. The two
It is likely that
all the assets including the house, will be divided down the middle. That would
include any pensions.
Depending on what you earn and
depending on what he earns there is a
possibility of a liability for spousal maintenance, maintenance paid to keep a
spouse , as opposed to children. Although most commonly paid from husband to
wife, that is not necessarily the case. Spousal maintenance is based on both
incomes, ability to earn money, previous lifestyles and most importantly, need.
It is not about equalising incomes. There is no exact formula, but these links
will give some reading..
he has enough money to buy you out, or you have enough money to buy him out
then selling the house is probably the only option.
does not matter that the house is in joint names or his name alone, the
financial outcome is exactly the same.
also does not matter who left who or why.
You should both try to resolve matters using family
it is quicker and less confrontational than court it isnt necessarily cheaper
this fails then you are faced with court. Do try to avoid solicitors arguing
because a pair of solicitors arguing will cost £500 per hour between them. That
soon mounts up. If you can agree what you are doing between you, then a court
application drafted by a solicitor is not expensive. It is arguing that costs
is no legal aid for this.
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