I was told today that judges in the South are more sympathetic than in the North.
In the North they tend to say it's tough the position you find yourself in but you are just going to have to get on with it.
I certainly experienced this in the North.
I was told my ex was lucky to be in the position he was in and it was unfortunate if I would be unable to buy a home but 50/50 should be the split of equity.
I had a lawyer based in the North involved in some aspect of my case which was being heard in the South and she was very surprised that what I was offering was not seen as fair and reasonable by the judge in the South. This is all part of the problem with amount of discretion judges have in the current system as it's a postcode lottery and why there needs to be very clear guides as to what each party can expect on divorce.
Thank you for your reply. It does look then as if it is all luck on the day.
In my case I am just hoping for enough equity from family home (only asset in dispute) to purchase a small home for myself whereas ex wants 50% even though his partner has over 100,000 pounds to put down as a deposit for them to buy a home together. Our property is only worth 185,000 at most as it needs updating something I have been unable to do due to a low income and health problems.
I will probably end up renting if it goes his way which will mean having to part with the two old family dogs which he left with me.
This is one of the things which worries me most as the oldest one was bought for my daughter's 12th birthday and she absolutely adores her even though she is now an adult.
I cannot believe her father would do this to her no matter how he feels towards me.
Did you have a reasonable outcome to your case?