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My spouse has just informed me that they have been having an

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My spouse has just informed me that they have been having an affair for the past 6 years. When I have asked that we sit and talk about it considering our relationship is now in its 35th year. They get angry and say that by the end of the week we will be divorced and they won,t have to talk to me then. Until now there has been no clue that the affair has been happening.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question
My name is Claire and I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Are there any children involved and what information would you like to have about the position you are in?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

All our children have left home and have their own family's now.


 


The property has been left as a builders yard as various jobs have been started and left, some of them major works.


 


Can my spouse force the sale of the property?


Can my spouse divorce me without my consent or without my knowing about it?


If I get the works completed on the property, what rights does my spouse still hold over the property?

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How much is the property worth as it is?
Is there an outstanding mortgage and what other assets and debts are there?
What income do you each have?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The property as it is about £280, 000


Outstanding mortgage of £184,000


Debts are 1 credit card of £1300


No other assets


My income £16,850


Spouses income £24,275

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How much would the house be worth if all the work was done?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

About £370 000 +

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
If your spouse will not end the relationship do YOU wish the marriage to end?
How much does a one bedroom property in the same general area cost to buy?
Claire

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