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QLD Does Wife Have Equitable Interest in Property under Family Law?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Brendan8602, 16 September 2015.

  1. Brendan8602

    Brendan8602 Active Member

    1 September 2015
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    My ex-partner and I purchased a house together in March 2009, and separated in September 2009. In November 2009, my now wife moved in, and commenced making full mortgage repayments, to a total of approximately $75,000 since then.

    My ex-partner has made no payments towards the mortgage since abandoning the property in September 2009, and there is no separation agreement in place. The house is still co-owned between myself and my ex-partner, and I am trying to determine if my wife has an equitable interest in the property to assist with property orders under family law?
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    If she lives there, contributes to it, and benefits from it, then yes, she would be considered to have an interest in it, but I would get legal advice as to how this translates in property matters.

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