How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 34107
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
13262538
Type Your Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

i am still half owner of a property in london with my ex husband

Resolved Question:

i am still half owner of a property in london with my ex husband which was never sighned over to him and the mortgage is still in joint names,am i still entitled to half the property which was purchased in 1987
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
Nicola
Expert:  Clare replied 2 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.
When was the Decree Absolute and what Financial Arrangements were agreed at the time of the divorce?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the decree absolute was finalised in 1998,he was ordered to pay maintenance for our two children until the age of 18yrs or they finish fullterm education,he retired in 2008 when the children were 18 yrs and going to college,i have financed them both since then,we had two properties between us at the time,he signed the irish property to me and the london property remains in joint names of which he wants me to now sighn over to him,i am reluctant to do this as i paid into the mortgage from 1978 to 1995 when i moved to ireland with our two children,i understand the property in london remains in both our joint names

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What did the Financial Court Order say about the London Property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

that we both sighn both properties over,unfortunatley my ex didnt pay his solicitor hence he was discharged so the property in london is still in joint names

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
In that case I am sorry but the Court Order does still stand and you are not entitled to any of the proceeds of sale
If you refuse to sign the Transfer and he applies to the court for an order regarding that then I am afraid that you would end up paying any court costs
I am sorry to give you such bad news - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 34107
Experience: I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
Clare and 3 other Law Specialists are ready to help you