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Clare, Family Solicitor
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My sons wife has filed for divorce (10 tens ago) although he

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My sons wife has filed for divorce (10 tens ago) although he does not want this , but has to agree the marriage has broken down. When in each others company she continually calls him names i.e. I wish you would just f...off or your like a cancer to me something I want rid of. All his monthly wages go on the morgage, insurance, heating oil and the general running of the home, he has nothing left over at the end of each month and often has to use a credit card to help out. His wife earns almost as much as he does, but also has the family allowance and family tax credit as well, but other than the childrens clothes does not contribute towards any bills or standing orders. What can he do? She just wants him to leave but he has paid the morgage for the last twenty years and if he leaves knows she would not pay it.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: UK Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question
I will do my best to assist you but I need some further information first
If he accepts that the marriage is at an end what does he wish to happen?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He wants the house sold so that they can split up the capital to enable both of then to buy smaller homes

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


My son wants the family home sold to release the equity so they are both in a position to buy smaller homes. The eldest girl is at University this October, leaving the younger two at home. My Son wants joint custody, as he is the one who spends a couple of hours each evening with a daughter with dylexier and has the ability (and education) to help her,

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
My apologies for the delay.
How much is the property worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets and debts are there and how much do they each earn?
How old are the children?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

180,000 60ageagea.000 outstanding on mortgag
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Children, 18 years, 13 years 10 years £34,000 £29,000 TWO CARS

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


£175,000 £60,000 two cars son £34,000 wife £27,000 19 yrs, 13yrs 10yrs

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How much does a three bedroom property in the same general area cost
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


100,00

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


£100,000

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How would he suggest that the children share their time between their parents?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He would like shared custody and as his wife would do, family would help as required

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Can his wife actually raise a mortgage?
Claire