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Two years ago my daughter married and she and her two children went to live in his house. He has now decided that married life is not for him, and wants to sell up. She has had conflicting advice about what she’s entitled to.

Your daughter needs to see a solicitor urgently to register her interest in the property and prevent her husband selling it. She can then stay in the house either until a court order is made or until the couple reach agreement on how the property is to be divided. There are no absolute rules which say what a wife is entitled to in this situation. It’s all based on what’s deemed to be fair, but the children’s needs are likely to be very important since the husband will be reckoned to be responsible for providing a roof over their heads.

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