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i am paying for everything - should i be?

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04 Feb 08 #12804 by simply mark
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i left my wife 5 months ago and set up home with a new partner. my ex and i have been married for 26 years but there are no dependent children. i take home £3000 and my ex £500. we have savings of around £12K, which are in my ex's name although i paid for them. at present i am paying all the bills for my ex - mortgage, utilities, insurance, car, food, new glasses, speeding fine, etc and also i am having to pay 50/50 with my new partner. as you can imagine this leaves me with very little money. i asked my ex to move some money form the savings into our joint account [yes my pay still paid into a joint account] as i want to visit family in poland. i admit i have been away twice, cheap breaks to france. she has refused to move any money, although she still does the social things she wants to do. when i asked her why the money was so low in our account she said she had moved her pay and £700 into the savings account to replace money that had been spent.

am i wrong to say this is out of order? if so what can i do about it?

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04 Feb 08 #12814 by Josh2008
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You need to talk to her to get the savings split up equally

All the assets owned by you and your s2bx are in law equally shared, although extenuating circumstances might swing from one to the other.

When savings are just in one spouse’s name, it is difficult for the other spouse to gain access to them without either the other spouse releasing funds or a court order

You use the term ex, does that mean you are divorced and haven't sorted out the finances yet.

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04 Feb 08 #12844 by simply mark
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sorry ex2b

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