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How many years must a house/property be in my name so that I

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How many years must a house/property be in my name so that I would not be liable for my husband's (we are separated) bankruptcy or dept
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

Are you intending to start divorce proceedings?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
we have already been separated a long time
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the house would put into my name 4 years ago, but someone told me that there is a certain amount of years that the house is in your name, otherwise they would use the house to pay for his debts.
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

Has he actually gone bankrupt?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no, its just in case he may go bankrupt in the future
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

Just to double check - have you been separated for the entire four years/

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
we have been separated for longer than the 4 years,but not divorced
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

Once you have been apart for five years you have no more need to be worried.

It would be safer to have a Clean Break Consent Order within Divorce Proceedings - but once you have lived part for five years there will be no problem

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