My wife and I have been seperated for a little over a year. We did not do a seperation agreement. I am the one who moved out. We have 3 kids one is 19 in college. The son 13 lives with me. Daughter 7 lives with her mom.
She is staying in the house we bought together 10 years ago. I want her to have the house, no problem on my end with that. There is approx. 25K in equity. Im not even concerned with the equity. Both of us have indicated to do as simple an uncontested divorce as possible.
She has mentioned to me about meeting with her lawyer to sign the house over to her. This is making me a little nervous. It guarantees i cannot do anything after i sign it over. Yet i have no such guarantees. She has said she will not mess with my retirement. She seems like she wants this to go easy like i do.
The reason i am concerned is this gives her a guarantte in writing. I’m worried she could try to get my son back with her(sugarcoat him), then go the lawyer route and hit me for child support. The equity is my only ace in the hole.
I do realize that if i go after the equity, she will get me in other ways. Such as when my son is 18 and my last daughter is only 12 i’m sure she would go after max child support for my daughter. So i feel like i’d rather not mess with equity route, may cost me more in the long run.
As i said she wants to do a simple uncontested divorce and i prefer that too. I just feel nervous. Help.
By the way married about 18 years. She made 10K more than me last year.