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Hello, this is Jim and I am a dual-qualified lawyer (UK and Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you today.
How long did you live with him before you married? And any idea why he thinks he has an interest in that property? The property you talk about is not the matrimonial home is it?
The fact you are married "may" mean he has an interest, but the court's may not award him anything given the short marriage. The marriage is classed as a short one as it is less than 5 years, so a split of assets is unlikely as opposed to a clean break. There are two orders available: a clean break order (if there are no assets to split) and a consent order.
The court will consider the factors contained within Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 when it assesses a financial settlement. Therefore your ages, length of marriage, any children under 18, your earnings and earning potential (same for your husband), the assets including the former matrimonial home and pensions if applicable, any debts, financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage, your standard of living enjoyed before the marriage breakdown, your financial needs in future and your housing needs, and so on.
Whilst the property is unlikely to be split, the court can include it in a divorce. It depends on a number of factors and whether your husband is in a poor financial situation (compared to yourself). I think it unlikely the court would split the property though given the facts.
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