I left my wife 5 years ago and am now applying for divorce on the basis of being apart more than 5 years. We lived in a council house and I left with nothing.
Since leaving her I have moved on. Is she entitled to any of the posessions (i.e I have just bought a new car on finance)that I have gained after the day I left her?
We have 2 children both over the age of 21 who live with her.
The courts will consider your current financial circumstances not those at the time you separated. It would be better to come to agreement over finances with your ex and get your agreement sealed by the courts.
The court is unlikely to take into account post-separation assets, particularly those which you do not own. If you were to list the car as an asset you would also have to list the payments (if applicable) the balance payment to purchase the car outright.
In short, the car is not an asset that your wife can claim an interest in.