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I got devorced 28yrs ago through the courts. I paid my exwife

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I got devorced 28yrs ago through the courts. I paid my exwife some cast as a setlment but never had a receipt and never got around to having my house deeds changed.
I need to raise some cash for property repairs to my home via retirement solutins.
any advice please.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do you know where you ex is?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No she remarried and have lost contact

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Was there a court order made regarding the money and the property?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi. I did what I believe is call a quickie devorce. I did my own paper work and submited to the court and receved a devorce on the grounds of her aldultry.


 


No order was made by the court on any finace matters.


 


I carried on living in my home and carried on paying my mortgage untill it finnished several years later. My ex wife did not make any payments to the mortgage after she had left. I have the deeds to my home.


my name appears at the top of the document and my devorced wife below it.


 


I know I was a fool for doing things this way, but I had a hope one day we would be reunited reunited. .

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
HI
For clarity the property is still held in joint names?
How much is it worth?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

225.000.00

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Have you remarried at all and what have you done to improve the property in the intervening years?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Not remarried. I have partner, we have been together for 16yrs. refitted bathroom serveral times. Built a new sun room/ conservetry, refitted kitchen etc. Note. my partner has neveloped azhiemers and I am now her full time carer.


 


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How much would the property be worth if you had NOT done that work?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The property was worth 22.000.00 when she left the property.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Sadly that is not the issue - the question is how much would it have been worth NOW if the owrk had not been done
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for the info. Its as I thought. still being screwed even in old age.


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Do not worry - there is more hope than that!
How much would that figure be?
Clare