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Kathymumofone
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Err, no, if he is named on the mortgage, he has a contract with the mortgage company to carry on paying his share of the mortgage until the house is sold. If he fails to do so, it will hit his credit rating and make it hard to rent or borrow in future. That has nothing to do with child maintenance. He’s paying for his investment in the the house – which he will have a claim on until you are divorced.

Having said that, he could choose to stay in the house until it is sold.

I wouldn’t give him any money until you have spoken to a solicitor.  You may choose to buy him out or sell the house, split the equity and move somewhere else.

He has to make a separate contribution to the upkeep of his child.