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Kath
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In my experience no they do not have to pay both.

My ex was paying towards the mortgage and finacially contributing towards towards our child when he left until his solicitor told him he doesn’t need to so he stopped paying towards the mortgage. This was 11 years ago so things might be diff now?

When we were in court, way back then, the judge ordered him to pay me maintenance (which covered half of the cost of the mortgage) each month for 2 years til I got myself back on my feet. After that it was totally up to me to keep up with the cost of the house but I was entitled to the money from the sale of the house. All he was entitled to when the house was sold was the payments he had made for the 2 years, the rest would come to me.