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    • paulajb
    • By paulajb 28th Nov 17, 7:54 AM
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    taking name off
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    • 28th Nov 17, 7:54 AM
    taking name off 28th Nov 17 at 7:54 AM
    Hi. My partner moved out of his marital home a few months ago. His soon to be ex-wife is refusing to remove his name from the bills as alot are in both names. She's running everything into debt. Is there anything he can do?
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    • Cotswoldtony
    • By Cotswoldtony 2nd Dec 17, 4:04 PM
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    I made it perfectly clear to mpaulajb in Law both names on a contract are Jointly & Severally Liable.
    So Utility Bills in both names will not have one name removed just because one party moves out of the property.
    If the other party remains the bill must still be paid and both are liable.
    I only pointed out common sense is the best way forward and from the information supplied suggested another way forward.
    Financial and Domestic issues go hand in hand I personally in that situation would pay half the bill.
    I may be new to MSE but your comment of just informing the energy company he does not reside there is not the end of the matter if the bill remains unpaid.
    Acting me because your comment is incorrect does not intimidate me or help the person who posted the thread.
    • Cotswoldtony
    • By Cotswoldtony 2nd Dec 17, 4:07 PM
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    Sorry attacking me not acting
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