I paid the mortgage & my wife paid the bills. How do we split things now we're seperating?

Posted on 22 September 2014 by John


I paid the mortgage & my wife paid the bills. How do we split things now we're seperating?

My wife and I have been together for 8 years, we married 3 weeks ago and now she wants to leave me. We bought a house together 2 years ago and we both contributed to the deposit. However, I have solely paid the mortgage for the last 2 years. We agreed that she would pay the bills and buy groceries, however in the last 12 months she has only paid the bills while I have covered everything else. Can anyone offer some advice? Thanks.

John,

I'm afraid that in this type of situation, you really need to speak to a solicitor, as it's not as straight forward as many people think. Although you paid the mortgage, your wife has been contributing to the household, and you both put money into the deposit.

Therefore you need legal advice to establish your exact position, before deciding how best to approach the separation and split of assets.

Regards,

Simon

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