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What am I entitled to ?

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20 Jan 08 #11195 by fionafound1
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My husband & I have been married just short of 3 years. I am wanting a divorce due to me meeting someone else, and also due to my husband's large debt which involves both secured & unsecured loans all in his name. He owns the house, but we both have a car each that we own seperatley. No kids involved. What will I be entitled to ? Will I get half of the estate ?

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20 Jan 08 #11196 by sexysadie
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You are very unlikely to get half of the estate after such a short marriage, unless you lived together for a long time before that. Usually you would get what you came in with after such a short time, so he will keep the house.

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20 Jan 08 #11198 by fionafound1
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I have been advised by family, friends and colleagues that I am entitled to half as this is the case now ? Is this not so ?

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20 Jan 08 #11199 by TMax
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debts in marriage are also shared equily :(

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20 Jan 08 #11205 by peterc
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why not walk away and leave the man with some dignity? - YOU had the affair, YOU want to leave after such a short marriage, stop being a money grabber and treat your husband with some respect!

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20 Jan 08 #11209 by loobyloo
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ouch...thats a bit harsh peter.!!!

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20 Jan 08 #11230 by Josh2008
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Agree with Peterc - Give the man some respect

Married less than 3 years, to someone who owns his home, OK has some debts not an excuse to find someone else.

You say you want the divorce, on what grounds, you can't divorce your H on your adultery

The debts in question were they mounted up as joint benefit, holidays, cars, socialising etc...if they were then you have benefited from them

If I were you I would just walk away with your hat and coat and move in with the other one

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