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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.
Until a consent order has been approved by the family court then potentially the new property could be claimed against - the reason being, financial ties are not severed with your ex until either a clean break order or a consent order is approved by the family court. It is less likely to be taken in to account as it would have been obtained after you separated - but if the other assets do not provide enough for your ex then the new property could be taken in to account.
Ideally, you would apply for a judicial separation and then have a signed clean break order from your ex - this would then deal with the finances (to sever the ties between you both). With a legal separation you do not have to prove the marriage has irretrievably broken down (unlike for a divorce) so is quicker - and you can also ask for a financial order too.
To apply for a judicial separation, the site is here: www.gov.uk/legal-separation
And for information on a financial order: www.gov.uk/money-property-when-relationship-ends/apply-for-a-financial-order
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