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what are the legal rights for a man whose wife wants him to leave the marital home. She wants the marital home as she has two children 13 and 10 she wants him to pay all the mortgage. she has never paid towards the mortgage or any marital biils although her name is ***** ***** mortgage as joint. They have a joint account although it is only the mans wage going in to the account. She works at two jobs but only declares one. She also wants money for herself although he expects to keep the children and does not mind that as he loves his children. Who is the best solicitor to address these issues
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 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 long have the couple lived together?
How much is the property worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets are there and what income do they each actually have?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare

Thank you so much for getting back to me

they have been married for 24yrs the property is worth £190,000.The man has been paying more on the mortgage and there is £80,000 remaining. he also owns a house with her brother that his daughter lives in but the brother said that he will buy him out. She has never paid a penny towards the mortgage and does not contribute to any bills the money she earns goes in her pocket and does not contribute to any household bills. he is devastated and wants to play fair but she said that she will fleece him and could take him for 75% but seems she wants it all anyway.. He has a little savings as he has always been a family man and also pays for the holidays. He has recently paid for a holiday for them but due to circumstances is unable to go now although she is going with her family. We said that he should have a break to get away because he is so low in mood, but he is afraid of spending any money on himself in case he is breaking the law.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
How much is the share in the second property worth?
What income do they each actually have?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

hi again. I do not know what income they have but he is obviously earning a lot more than her. He has a trade and she does taxiing for her family but she is a mobile hairdresser but does not disclose this income to her husband but is out most days. The second home is joint between the man and his wife's brother I would think it is about £80,000 between them, which is about £40,000 each but the man put this on his mortgage but his wife wants half of that as well. Why can't he put all of this off the mortgage as this why the mortgage was increased in the first place and this would bring it down to a more affordable level as she will get the lions share anyway. He wants to look after his children but why should he have to declare everything and not his wife. This I am afraid appears to be a discrimination against men.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry but I was lead to believe this was a private conversation from an expert in law I now feel a little mislead on this. How can it not be legal advice if the response is from a solicitor. It says that you are a solicitor and if not I would appreciate you delete all this as I thought this was a private conversation and not a public forum as this could be recognised by someone who should not now about this. I feel dispaired by this and feel I have broken someones confidence I did not see the disclaimer until now.