I am coming up for 70 years old and my wife of 30 years has just left me. We still redisde in the same home but I''m worried she''s going to try and take as much as possible, she has been working for 7 years since I fell ill with various things before that I was the sole bread winner for us and our 3 kids. The house is in my name only. I just wondered how much is she entitled to? will I have to move out when I''m so close to the end? where could I go?
Welcome to wiki. You''ll be very glad you found the site. Sorry you''re in this position but I''m sure others with a legal background/knowledge will be along soon to help you sort out what must be a very upsetting situation given your age.
Just take all the advice you can get and if possible get someone to check it through with you at home. Don''t be panicked into making rash decisions before checking and double checking.
It''s going to be tough but now you have help to work through the practical, legal and emotional issues on this site it will be a lot easier.
Look after your health and try to spend time with friends who will support you and help you to stay positive.
DO NOT move out. If you do, you will disadvantage yourself financially.
It is a very long marriage and for the last 7 years your wife has been working and supporting you, therefore she is certainly not going to be able to simply put you out like a cat. A lot of these things depend on the figures and circumstances so we would need to know the following:
1. Your wife''s age
2. Your respective incomes including pension payments and any benefits
3. Children''s ages
4. House value and mortgage amount
5. Any other assets such as savings, shares, valuables, cars etc
6. Each of your pension CETV''s
7. Any debts or liabilities such as credit cards, loans, what they were for, whose name
2. She earns about 6500 a year my pension is £80 a week.
3. 23, 21 and 19 (the 19 year old still stays at home but has took her mothers side)
4. valued at about 95,000 no mortgage as I bought it all myself about 30 years ago.
5. We have a car each and I also own a vintage car but no other real assets.
6. What is a CEVT?
7. No debts or liabilities (if you haven''t got it dont spend it)