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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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We have two properties both in joint names, one property we

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We have two properties both in joint names, one property we live in and the other we let. My husband was left a property by an aunt which we sold and brought the property that we now let. If we divorce how do I stand regarding the property that we let.
Thank you for your question
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How long have you lived together and are there any children involved?
How much are the properties worth and what other assets are there?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Claire


We have been married and living together for 33 years, we have 2 grown children, 26 and 31, the 26 old still lives with us. The house we live in at present is worth approx £350,000 and the other which we lived in for 6 years before we let it is worth approx £250,000. We have premium bonds valued £30,000. There are no mortgages on the properties.





When did he Inherit the property?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

He inherited a property 11 years ago which he sold. We invested the money for a while and then brought the 2nd property later on.

Just to be clear I understood your account above there was a period when you lived together in the house purchased with the Inheritance?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes we did for 4 years not 6 as previously stated.

Excellent news - thank you
In that case the starting point for division of the Matrimonial assets is 50/50 and it is unlikely that it will depart much from this.
The fact that the Inheritance was used to purchase a property which became the Matrimonial home means that it was subsumed into the assets
It is possible that it could be a 60/40 split in his favour to reflect the inheritance
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further information
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