Daniels LLP Solicitors I HAVE been separated from my wife for two years now, and have a joint mortgage on the house. Can I have my name removed from the mortgage if my wife refuses to sell? She has had three buyers and turned them down. THE bank or building society is likely to object to you transferring ownership of the house and the responsibilities for the mortgage to your wife if she cannot make the repayments on her own. You should perhaps consider becoming more involved with the sale process. How you divide your finances will obviously depend on a number of factors, including your ages, your incomes, and most importantly whether you have children under 18. Mediation may be the answer, and will in any case be required before going to court, which can be expensive. Speak to a solicitor before making any decisions.