I married my girlfriend of 10 years just 3 months ago. she has now left me, saying she is in love with someone else.
what can we do now? I know you have to be married for at least 1 year before you can get a divorce in the uk...what options are there for us?
Also if you bought more to the marriage financially you would get to retain that for such a short marriage.
I'm sure someone more qualified than me may make further observations.
Good luck for your future, I am so sorry this has ended in this way for you but chin up sometimes things are meant to be and who knows she may have saved you a great deal of heartache over the next few years if staying with you would have been living a lie!!
What kind of proof do I need of adultery? I'm pretty sure (not that you ever can be!) that her new relationship isn't going to work out (He has a wife and 2 kids...one of which is only a few weeks old). So by the time a year passes I think her story will have changed..
As to taking out what you brought in to a short marriage - that may not work out well for me..as she earns over double what i do. We currently have a mortgage together on the flat I'm now left in. does anyone know what rights I have there..?
as said prob saved a lot of heartache and hassle down the line! you could go down path of anullment!!! It can be done... where did you marry does she want divorce did you well you know complete the wedding night thing.. there are a lot of options not always cut and dry each case different... good luck...looby
Although there is a short term marriage clause, both parties have the right to look at the entire period of their relationship, and their contributions.
Since you have a ten yr relationship prior to the actual marriage, you have joint assets etc, then I imagine on a Financial side - that would be dealt with and your 'needs' considered pretty much as any other marriage.
If you post up more financial detail, equity in house etc, mortgage, incomes, pensions, ages, kids? etc - then you'll get a better response re: the likely financial resolution.
However, it sounds like you don't want your marriage over, (mine is short term also, but I made us considerably wealthier over the last 2.5 yrs). It's likely that if she is the greater earner, and possibly stands to lose on assets she put in, likelehood is she won't contest a divorce petition, and may herself want 'out' asap!?
It could be a hiccup!? Maybe get some help through Relate?