STBX has been living with another woman for three years and now wants a divorce. Divorce is going through and now on to Ancillary Relief. I am sure that he will move out from living with other woman and claim he is on his own, but move back with her when assets are finalised. Can the Ancillary Relief be changed at any stage if this is the case. It means that he will be living with two wages, while I will only have one? Would appreciate any suggestions or help.
Many thanks for that. No he has not been paying SM at all, nor did I ask for it. He has been paying a little towards his son and half the mortgage, but I guess that will stop when son is 18. I don''t want to stop him from moving out, nor have I tried to stop the divorce; it is just that he will lie that he is not co-habitating and wants half (or more) of everything, when he IS actually cohabitating (with no children) and therefore he is part of two wages and two Pensions, whereas I still have a son to support through university and a home on one wage!
If he is paying half the mortgage then that is effectively spousal maintenance. If he thinks he will get half the house, after moving out for 3 years and you have a dependent child, then he is sorely mistaken. Whether he is cohabiting or lying or not, probably won''t make much difference. If I were you I would get on with it ASAP.