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Is just walking away a good move?

(2 Posts)
MagersfonteinLugg Sat 19-Dec-15 23:13:23

Marriage breaks down, DH self employed, virtually paid off mortgage. Mum full time SAH so he "owns" family home. she wants to leave with 2 DCs leaving him in family home whilst she rents somewhere much smaller just to end the relationship and start afresh.
Is this a good move?

Suddenlyseymour Sat 19-Dec-15 23:33:23

Except he doesn't "own" the house, it's a joint asset regardless of who paid the mortgage - the fact that the wife is SAH has enabled him to work. That's how the lawyers see it. I think legal advice is needed - and they usually advise to absolutely not leave the family home.

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