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Hello my name is Ross and I can help with this matter.
I can appreciate that this is difficult for you. However, the issue is really the children and what you want the outcome to be. In reality in order together a final judgment in this matter you would require to go to court to have something legally put in place. However, I can understand that you don't feel it is fair that you pay 50% when she has moved someone else in which is entirely understandable. What you need to do is initiate mediation (I will provide details for you). If you go to mediation with your ex, you can put your case forward and look to try and negotiate a lesser contribution now that she has moved someone else in who can (and should) contribute to the running of the house. Hopefully, with some mediation you will be able to come to a resolution. However, if this is not successful, then you will have to look at taking the matter to court. A judge will consider the circumstances and can make a legal order to instruct what everyone's liability and obligations are given the new circumstances. It could even be a case your ex could look at buying you out. It is highly unlikely that the judge would order the sale of the house (not that you have suggested this) as there are still children who rely on the house.
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No that is not necessarily true there are many different types of options you can explore and this is one of the very useful reasons to intimate mediation in the first instance before looking at court proceedings. I am not a conveyancing solicitor however, looking at another property then you should speak to one as I believe (but don't quote me) there are some tax exemptions if you purchase a secondary house but don't live in your primary house that you own however, you would have to speak to a conveyancing solicitor for advice on this matter.