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My Wife and I are Married. She has decided that we will seperate

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My Wife and I are Married.
She has decided that we will seperate and has offered me £8000 to go.
My 20 Year Old Son also lives here.

I have sought some advice and need to spend the next 4 - 6 months to get my Finnances right so I can buy a House.

My future in terms of Years (I am 56) will depend on me sorting the money over this period.
My Wife is insisting that we go sooner than this

Can she force me to go sooner Please
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage
How long have you lived together and what other assets are there?
How much do you each earn?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.



The Flat is worth £180.000 there is about £30.000 left on the Mortgage
I do not have any Assets as such she pays the Mortgage and I pay Bills my contribution is about £750 per month which includes food


we have been Married 5 Years and lived together 7

I earn £27000 a year she earns about £15000




The Mortgage Company want £10000 Deposit which is why I need to raise some more money

I also earn about £150 a month on my Driving School



Did you bring any capital to the marriage at all?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No not really

Despite the fact that you brought no capital to the relationship the fact that you have lived together for seven years gives you a clear financial claim on the Matrimonial Home
The current offer of £8,000 is very low - £15,000 is more realistic.
Your ex cannot force you to leave the Matrimonial Home so long as you are married - unless there is violence
You should try and negotiate matters with your ex using family mediation (
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare and other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Thank you so much.This has been really helpful