I have been married for 2.5 yrs after that I moved out from FMH and living separately from the last 8 months. Divorce proceeding are on and I am at stage of filling form E. Just to tell everyone I am working full time (currently off sick due to depression) and my xtb is full time mother and not working. She received child tax credit and child benefit, she cant receive housing benefit because she is not permanent in UK. we have a kid, 18 months old. I am paying her 983 as maintenace every month. We dont own any house and FMH is rented accomodation and I also live in a rented accomodation.
Under section 3(capital needs) on form E, I was advised by TOPAZ (member of this website) to mention that I will buy 2-bedroom flat in future may be of £190,000 and hence I require capital for it. I had spoken to my solicitor today and she said, dont mention anything under capital needs and dont even go that route, because judge will say roof for your daughter is more important than ur capital needs. I couldnt understand fully.
Also I want court to make the order of "Clean Break", but my solicitor said, my case can't be clean break because it is a case of continuing spousal maintenance for another x years and both the parties have a right to vary it in future. I dont want that.
Can someone please advice whatever my sol is saying is correct or not?
I think we've misunderstood each other.what I said... you should claim for future rent if renting or mortgage if mortgaging.doesn't make sense not to.Having just read about your child then yes it makes sense what your sol said.Your child comes first.you'll need to pay maintenance etc so can see a Clean Break is not possible.Also if there is no capital raised from the sale of a marital home then you cant claim anticipated capital needs for yourself for a 2 bed property.I misunderstood as I thought there was a M Home BEING SOLD but now I know there ISN'T then there's NO CAPITAL from a house sale to split.So asking for capital for yourself would be seen in bad light as you'd be seen to be putting yourself before the interests of your child.
There is no capital at all in my case, no assets except my car of 1500 and 1K in my bank account.
I had around 25K intially, which was a loan on me and hence I repayed them back to my parents. I am in 13K debt (comapny loan and bank loan) now. Only earnings is my salary only and my xtb doesnt work and a full time mother.