Thank you for your response and for confirming that for t.
What you need to know is:
- you are joint tenants. This means you both have a legal right to reside in the property. You could move back in the house if you wanted too.
- you cannot make him move out of the house. This works both ways. The only ways to restrict a party from their right to occupy is by police bail conditions/ criminal injunction if there has been a crime or an occupation order, which is not easy to obtain.
- if you decide to divorce in the future then either of you once divorce proceedings have been issued, can make a claim in relation to the matrimonial finances. This is all the assets and liabilities for both of you and given your long marriage the starting point for division will be equality. You can argue for a larger share of circa 10% given that you earn less and spousal maintenance to meet your needs.
- given that your children are adults the court will likely order that the house be sold so that the equity can realised and you can both downsize.
- you need to consider mediation as they can try and help you agree interim arrangements whilst you are separated and if you decided to divorce mediation can try and help you agree the division. If agreement can be reached then a consensus t order should be submitted to the court for approval to make it legally binding.
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