Now that we have separated, can I be forced to sell my home?
A: Yes. The court has powers to both force, and stop, the sale of a property. The court’s decision will depend on a number of factors such as:
• firstly, whether there are any children to be housed, and if so, the needs and any disability of those children;
• what interest you and your each partner have in the home;
• the financial position of you and your partner (for example could one of you afford to take over any existing mortgage and buy out the other’s interest in the property); and
• whether there is a mortgage on the property