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i bought a joint property with my ex 14 years ago and i have

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i bought a joint property with my ex 14 years ago and i have always paid the mortgage. we split up 12 years ago and i have kept his name on mortgage as my wages wernt enough to take him off. he has paid irregular maintenance for our daughter who is 19 and left home but never said it was towards the mortgage and now wants half of the equity. he also went bankrupt when we got divorced and borrowed £15,000 off my parents which he is now saying he is not paying back. we never had a financial settlement when we divorced because of the bankruptcy and i ve been told if we go to court now all assets and liabilities for both of us will be taken into account. can you give me any idea on court costs and who pays them and if i have a decent chance of being awarded more than 50% of the equity
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.
Do you have a specific question?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

do you think i will get more than 50% if the case went to court? and if so how much percentage wise in your opinion
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.
Were you married?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.
I am going to refer this to another expert. Sit tight as she is offline at present. Please don't reply or it comes back into my inbox. Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question I will do my best to assist you but I need some further information first.
How much is the house worth and how much is (or was) outstanding on the mortgage?
What was the £15,000 he borrowed used for?
What other assets do you each have?