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Hello again and thank you for your patience. As it's a bank holiday weekend, I've not been around quite as much as I normally am. I rarely request a telephone call with customers. I suspect Just Answer promote the telephone call as if I'm insisting on it but I prefer to message as it gives me a chance to review what the customer has written and my written guidance in return!
Your son will remain in the property for now. Quite simply, the only way your daughter-in-law would get your son out would be starting financial remedy proceedings and a court ultimately ordering that the house be sold.
Although the court's first consideration are any dependent children, your granddaughter is 19 and at university. She will need somewhere to stay when she returns for the summer holidays so I think your son could certainly apply some moral pressure to his wife. At the very least, I would hope they could reach an agreement to remain in the house until she finished university. Otherwise, your daughter-in-law has no ability to 'evict' your son.
The courts will consider this matter fairly dispassionately. Although dependent children are their first consideration, they will look at the length of the marriage, ages of the parties, income disparities (if any) and housing needs. The marriage is considered a long marriage - therefore, the starting point for a financial division will be a 50:50 split of the assets which is known as 'the yardstick of equality.' Your son could try and raise a series of lump sums to buy your daughter-in-law out. I've seen people paid off over 5 years. Alternatively, your daughter in law may agree to what is known as a Mesher Order. She maintains a 50% interest in the house which is not realised until Jazmin finishes university. At that point, your son may be in a better position to buy his wife out. If not, the property would be sold.