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Mr.Peter can you wtite me how many option we have with our

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Hi mr.Peter can you wtite me how many option we have with our family house after divorce and what the are .
I would like to know the options we have and to try to decide together which is good for us.

OK, in short:

1. Sell the house - split the profits.

2. You remain - and buy her out - with a sum agreed (half the equity is the starting point but if the children remain with you this could be more weighted in your favour).

3. She lives in the house - and buys you out.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Mr.Peter waht do you sink if we will divorce in our coutry bot don't touch the house is this legal ?
Or what can hapen ?

If you do not deal with the issue of the financial separation this can them come back to haunt you as a claim can be made at any point in the future, so I do strongly suggest you deal with these issues.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
As i uderstand we can live like now i wiil pay mortgage and bills like now i do , and in one day she can muve in our house with some of her boyfrend, or to ask me to by her out bot at that time i wll have to pay more expensiv that now . So it's posible bot this will be a result , do i understand corect?

Yes if you don't deal with the issue now it can be revisited in the future. It may cost more to buy her out in the future if the house price has risen and you have paid more off the mortgage. She won't be able to move in with her boyfriend if you have divorced though, and her boyfriend has no right to live there at all.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
She is sinking an other option to will her part to children how das this work please?

It would be via a trust deed.

It's possible, yes.

You would need a solicitor to draw this up for you though.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok how does a will work? Kids wil have rights of 50% present and my wife 0% it is corect?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
when same of us want to sell a house will be same situation :
1)Sell ahous and share money
2)Me by the children out
3)children by me out
It is corect?

OK. The asset would be owned by you for the benefit of you and your children, depending on the terms of the trust it would depend on when they would be able to benefit from the funds.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi Piter can i have a bit more information abou a wii to children because I'm not clear with that please.

OK - see here for general information about trusts:

As regards ***** ***** you would have to, in my view, sever the joint tenancy to define your respective parts of the property in order for a specific share to be 'given' to the children, via a trust.

I hope this assists.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi mr Peter what you advice is beter for me?

My advice is to try to buy her out of her share at today's market value as then you have resolved the issue.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi mr Peter what can prevent me to by her out? we know she don't want this as i told she want to live the mortgagi like now is 50*50

I'm sorry I don't understand the question I'm afraid.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What can stay in my way to by her out?

Nothing - if your offer is fair the court will agree that this is the best option even if she does not agree.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi mr Peter .
How usually the proces is working if i apply to solisitors and i will ask them to halp me to by my wife out and they don't have succes with that i stiil have to pay for there servis ? Ok and if shi is not agree with my offer what is haping next? Please . Thankyou

I suggest you start this off through mediation - it's a lot cheaper.

The process is started by booking a mediation assessment appointment - see here for a link to find your local mediator: Assessments are usually around £30-£40, and the mediator will advise as to how many sessions might be required.


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