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Paid the mortgage house in joint names pending divorce proceedings

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Paid the mortgage house in joint names pending divorce proceedings been told money is to be split between us both he has run up debts which i have paid how do i retrieve my money
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Could you explain a little more about the background to the question please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We had the house in joint names, he paid house hold bills (but I have since learned he has not been doing this) and I paid the mortgage which I have done.

We have sold the house, cost of solicitor, estate agent etc I paid. Because house is in joint names he is entitled to half the proceeds that are over.

However, I have been held responsible for his debts with the bank as they have been unable to contact him.

I also had an account at another bank in my married name only, which when I left he received the new card and obtained the pin number emptying the account and running up an overdraft. This I have also cleared.

I just want to know during my divorcee proceedings can I hold him responsible for the debts that I have paid on his behalf.


Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What debts are you responsible for?