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SmileySam
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Hi I’m new to this group. My ex paid the mortgage, and I didn’t apply for maintenance. He was working cash in hand, so the Solicitor’s advice was that he would only be paying a mere £7.00 a week from his benefits, for our then dependant 3 children. It wasn’t a legal agreement, but him paying the mortgage was a better option for me than him paying maintenance. The house was solely in his name, so the obligation of the mortgage ultimately fell on him. However, he stopped paying in 2016. In order to keep the roof over our heads, I carried on with his mortgage payments, until quite recently. The house was eventually sold, and due to the fact that I had up kept mortgage payments, I was entitled to some money from the sale – enough to clear my debts, even if I wasn’t on the deeds.

Hope this information is of some help to you