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I own a house jointly with my ex partner she has paid the mortgage

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I own a house jointly with my ex partner she has paid the mortgage for the last 2 years after our split can you tell me where I stand legally with the house as my name is ***** ***** deeds along with hers.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for your question.
Did you execute a declaration of trust stating your specific percentage interests in the equity?
Are there any children of the relationship?
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Thomas

No we haven't signed such a declaration we are joint owners 50/50 as far as I know there are 2 children aged 5 and 8 in the relationship we are not married. She is putting pressure on me to sign the house over to her as she is living with her new boyfriend and renting out our house to a third party without my permission.

Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
I'm really sorry but there will be better experts more qualified to answer given that you have 2 children and are presently unmarried. I will opt out add another expert will assist in due course.
Please be patient.
Kind regards.
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.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
How was the original deposit funded?
Are you paying child maintenance?
When did she move out?