Difficult housing situation: bought before wife

(26 Posts)
AnonymousCowherd Mon 29-Apr-13 16:09:26

I am afraid I have to keep this brief because I'm not sure if my wife checks these boards or not...

I am looking at filing for divorce, I won't bore you with the details (until I check her browsing history first) but wanted to know if anyone has come across this situation:

I own my house, jointly purchased with another family member, and purchased it a few years before I married my wife. My concern is now if I start doing what I want to do (move out, start proceedings, etc) then I have been told I will "forfeit" the house or will risk doing so.

We have two children between us which complicates the matter somewhat. I am interested in doing this as gently as possible but I am doing it for my health and happiness and my children's, and just want an end to this situation.

Any advice or links to info would be great. Signs are encouraging that I won't have to lose the house or do anything messy or expensive or remortgage (great for me and the kids) but I just want to know if anyone has any experience of this particular situation or any precedents have been set already.

Thanks in advance

AC

babybarrister Tue 14-May-13 22:16:18

you cannot ring fence the house - go and take some detailed legal advice - resolution is the name of the family lawyers association

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