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My son's wife is forcing him to sell the family home. Is she entitled to 50% of the profit?

Posted on 23 August 2014 by Hazel


My son's wife walked out on him and his girls in 01/11/2012. She is now forcing him to sell the family home. He has paid the Morgage himself with no help from his wife. Is she entitled to half of all profits or should they deduct my sons morgage payments from the day she left.

Hazel,

Unfortuantely this is not a straightforward enquiry, that has a straightforward calculation to work out who's owed what. This is really more of a legal issue than a mortgage one.

Your son needs to speak to a solicitor to establish the exact position, and his rights, along with that of his wife. Then they can put a sensible offer to his wife that accurately reflects the position and contribution made by her to household during the marriage.

Regards,

Simon

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