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Can I ask for the house to be sold?

Legless Member Posts: 1 Listener

Im going through a divorce following 5 years where my wife became a carer. We have 2 kids age 13 & 15.

Im in poor health, can I ask that the house is sold to allow me to move on in what time I have left


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Legless and welcome to the community. I'm sorry to hear what has happened, I'm unsure as I have no experience with this but hopefully other members will be able to answer your question and be along shortly. Please let us know if we can do anything else to help :) 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • atlas47
    atlas47 Member Posts: 238 Pioneering
    Hi @Legless

    A very warm welcome.

    I am sorry to learn about your difficult situation.

    In general terms the house is key to where your children stay for most of the time.

    Though if it is a five or six bedroom mansion, the court can order it’s sale, to enable you to secure your own place.

    Also, consideration is given to your personal circumstances.

    My best advice, is you seek an appointment with a family law solicitor, they usually give a free half hour session, on such matters.

    You could also try any Pro Bono solicitors.

    Sadly, there is no Legal Aid for family law, unless domestic violence is at play.

    Keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

    Stay kind and be save.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,469 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Legless - & welcome to the community. Having just had my divorce finalised early on this year, I agree completely with @atlas47 in that you need a solicitor that specialises in family law. Everyone's situation is different, so you need their expert advice to guide you through this. If you can, try to reach an agreement with your wife, even if it involves some compromises; the more you can agree beforehand, the easier both financially & stress wise.
    We're all here to chat any time, & I hope you get this difficult situation resolved as best you can. Please do stay in touch, thank you.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,966 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Legless Welcome to the community its great to have you on board.

    I am sorry to hear about your divorce, part of the divorce should be to sort out the arrangements for the family home and finances. It all also depends on who owns the property is it joint or single ownership

    As advised seek legal advice even if its just the free advice to get to know your rights and entitlement.

    It is possible to do your own divorce to cut the cost of solicitors which I have done twice now, but if there are any complications it is advisable to seek legal assistance  

    Hope some of this helps
  • phillycollings29
    phillycollings29 Member Posts: 57 Courageous
    Hello @Legless welcome to the community and although I don't know anything about much I can see that members have reached out to help you and that is really good.  Look after yourself :)