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Harris, Family Law Expert
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I own my property with my husband we are separated but still

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I own my property with my husband we are separated but still live in the same property. he has become very violent towards me and I do not feel safe in the house with him. if I move out and rent is it ok to leave the house as he is saying he does not want to sell the property but I do. what would happen when we get divorced and I want to sell and he is refusing to buy me out or sell. could you please advise me on what the best options are.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your question. I am a qualified family law solicitor.
If you move out, this will not impact your chances of selling your property as this will be dealt with if you decide to pursue an application for financial relief after divorce proceedings commence.
However, given the seriousness of the incidents that you have referred to I would suggest that you consider making an urgent application for a non-molestation order and an occupation order.
The non-molestation order would be to prevent any violence, harassment and intimidation, as well as contact directly from your husband to you and breach of this is a criminal offence. The occupation order is to decide if you should remain in the property and for your husband to move out. The court will consider your needs and financial resources as well as your husbands needs and financial resources and if he can maintain himself if removed from the property.
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
Hi, please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this. Please rate positive if you found the previous information helpful.
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
Hi, this question remains open. Please let me know if you have any further questions. If not and you found the the information provided helpful please could you rate my response positive so that the question can be closed.