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Early last year i bought my husbands share of our house to

settle his creditors in bankruptcy...
Early last year i bought my husbands share of our house to settle his creditors in bankruptcy, the land registry deeds have only my name on them and the mortgage is in my sole name. My husband signed all relevant documentation. My question is does he have any claim to the property if we were to seperate?
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Stuart J
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
5 years this August. He had to become bankrupt as his business went into administration and he had personal guarantees. He set his business up over 30 years ago.
I am going to refer this to another expert for you. Please don't reply or it comes back to me. They will pick it up when they are online.
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Clare
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Your husband retains Matrimonial home rights on the property and the right to live there so long as you are married.
Technically he could make a financial claim on it - but given the circumstances it is unlikely that the court would grant him a share unless the divorce was many many years in the future
I hope that this is of assistance
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
He refuses to leave the house so what action could I take? If he gets into debt will I be liable.? Thank you
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May I ask - do you consider that your marriage is over?
Are there any children involved?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
I have 3 children from a previous relationship and one from this. I am currently weighing up my options
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How old are the children?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Our boy is 10 months, my others are 15,13 & 7
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How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
The house I believe would sell for 350k and mortgage is 160 k
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How much would you need to rehouse yourself and the children if the matrimonial home was sold?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
I am not working and do not. Have an incomes would need to buy a house outright if I was to sell, or remain in current property paying the mortgage would be preferable.
HI
That fine.
How much does your ex earn?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
My husband currently earns 12k
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How is the mortgage currently being paid?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
I am paying it.
HI
I am sorry - I should have asked - what income do you have?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
None now as I left my job to bring up the children
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Sorry - how are you able to pay the mortgage?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Why is this your concern, all I need to know is I would have to do if I wanted to remove my husband from the property and if he gets into debt I am liable.
HI
My apologies - it did seem a little out of the blue didn't it.
Unless he is violent you are not going to be able to force your ex to leave the property until the financial side of Divorce proceedings are dealt with.
In viewing the financial side of the divorce proceedings the priority for the court is the safe and secure housing of the children.
Since I assume that you have only just mortgaged the property to "buy out" the Official Receiver it makes it even less likely that the court would award your ex anything.
My concern however is whether there would be any chance of your having to sell the house to get your ex released from the mortgage as well - hence the query as to how you are paying the mortgage - sorry it seemed so out of context
For clarity - you are not responsible for any further debts he runs up
Please let me know if you need further information
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Ok, my husband oesn't need to be released from the mortgage, the mortgage is in my name only as are the land registry deeds. I was employed but recently left my job after my maternity period came to an end.
Hi
That is good news - and means that a forced sale is not a risk in the circumstances that you have described!
There is still an outside risk that if the divorce does not take place within the next few years your ex will accumulate a small capital claim - but the risk and the amount are both likely to be small
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Thank you ever so much for the information.
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You are most welcome and I hope that all goes well
Claire
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