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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 married nearly 5 years ago, but my husband is "playing around"

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We married nearly 5 years ago, but my husband is "playing around" I haven't confronted him about it yet, but if the worst happened can he claim half the property? I have owned the property since 2000 I paid it off 2 years after we were married with money my mother left me, it's in my sole name, he has never contributed to any household bills only some shopping, he did contribute £15,000 towards an extension but when I had my mothers money I bought him a car and paid off all his credit cards totaling about £40,000, I have proof of this, I have two children at home aged 15 and 17 and I have always said the house is theirs, so I don't want to lose it.
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 long have you actually been living together?
How much is the property worth and what income do you each have?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Clare, Seven ana half years living together, my income about 11/12 thousand, my husband 10/11 thousand, property worth about £160,000.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: Please send me a answer, I have mistakenly paid twice as I'm not used to a I-pads, sorry I did'nt get straight back to the question but I did'nt realise a question was there,
My apologies for the delay
Yours is a relationship on the shorter side of medium and whilst your husband does have a claim on the Matrimonial home - but not 50% of anything close
The fact that the mortgage was paid off with your Inheritance and that you paid off all his debts will further reduce his potential claim - with a possible settlement figure of 10-15% of the equity if that.
If the matter does go forward you should offer to discuss matters with him using Family mediation
to reach an agreed settlement
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