Me and my husband have never lived together. He owns his property & I am a council tenant.
The plan was that he would sell his place & bring his equity to the table with my discount; by virtue of being a tenant I qualify for 35k discount on market value of my property.
After 8 years he has decided that he wants to end our marriage.
I have supported my home financially with him in it throughout those 8 years. i did this in the belief that I was investing in our current life & that I would reap the financial rewards when we joined forces so to speak. He did make ad hoc contributions but no formal arrangement was ever set up.
As things are, he has returned to a property that has increased in value whereas I am left with no savings, no safety net, no security for my children & no provision for my future as it all depended on him joining in!
I found this community because I can''t even afford to divorce him!!
I have been advised by a wiki lawyer that I have an entitlement re a financial settlement & in principle husband agrees. I just don''t know how to begin calculating what is reasonable.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received although it''s a sunny Saturday morning and you should all have much better things to do