Category: House Rights

What Are My Rights to Property after Separation?

Separation — whether you opt for a separation agreement or a divorce — can be an emotional time. On top of this, couples need to decide how to split their assets, including money and the marital home. But what are your rights to property after a separation? Deciding who gets the marital home can be difficult to agree on, especially if there are children involved or your name isn’t on the mortgage or rent payments. The matter of rights to property is equally as complicated if a couple isn’t married — if you’ve been in a relationship and lived with…

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

For happily married couples, a home is full of memories and good times, and is a place to raise a family. But when a marriage breaks down, the family home becomes an asset for the taking and can be a catalyst for hostility. So who gets the house in a divorce? Over the course of a marriage, a couple will accumulate a range of shared funds, assets and property. Although this may be beneficial at the time, if a relationship breaks down and results in divorce, dividing marital assets can prove to be extremely difficult. There’s a lot to consider…