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My wife is trying to remortgage our house to divorce me, but we are living together. The house in in joint names. Where do I stand ?

Posted on 23 May 2013 by Daren


I have found out that my wife is trying to remortgage our house to divorce me, we are currently still together,and living together. The house in in joint names but I have always paid the mortgage and all associated bills etc where do I stand ???? help please

Daren,

If the house is in joint names then your signature will be required on numerous pieces of dicumentation, including the remortgage application form, so I don't see how your wife hopes to manage to do this without it. You should contact the lender to find out what the status of the application is and advise them that you do not wish to be a party to it.

I would certainly reccomend that you urgently seek expert legal advice to establish your position and rights.

If you don't have a solicitor, let me know and I can put you in touch with one, who can help with this difficult situation.

Regards,

Simon

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