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    • TomCoventry
    • By TomCoventry 12th Apr 18, 11:41 AM
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    Divorce question regarding who pays what.
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    • 12th Apr 18, 11:41 AM
    Divorce question regarding who pays what. 12th Apr 18 at 11:41 AM
    Getting divorced. Have been separated for two years. I have continued to live alone in the joint mortgaged home and paid the full mortgage monthly payments. Soon to be ex wife has lived in rented accomodation with her new partner.

    As example, our mortgage payment is 600 per month and I have paid the full 600 per month for last two years to keep up the mortgage.
    Spouse's rent is 500 per month and she has paid 250 per month for her half of rent and her new partner has paid the other 250 per month.

    Now it's time for the financial settlement and I'm asking to be reimbursed for the 300 a month that I have paid on her behalf to maintain the mortgage. But she's saying that her solicitor is saying that I owe for half of her rent, i.e. 250 per month. Surely I would only be liable , if at all, for half of her payment, that is, 125.
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    • MortgageMamma
    • By MortgageMamma 12th Apr 18, 12:13 PM
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    What does your solicitor say? I don't usually have involvement in divorce settlements and this is more a law question than a mortgage one.
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    • By tlc678910 12th Apr 18, 12:21 PM
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    The "rent" I think the solicitor is referring to is rent from you because you are living in a house your partner half owns. Imagine neither of you lived there you might rent out your house for 600. So the solicitor is saying your partner should pay 300 mortgage and that is equal to the 300 she will charge you for living in her half of the house making you quits. That's their argument I would think.
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