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10 Sep 12 #354935 by alldone69
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dont where to stsrt but i will try, may be long winded!!! i apologise now ... next monday at court,,both forms exchanged on either side, he has declared he gets £11,000 in benefits per year, monthly expenditure only £249.00, he has withdrawn over £5,000 from bank account, his balance states he has only £849,16, he lives in one bedroom flat in sheltered accomodation due to mental health issues, he will be there for the foreseeable future... no mention of future expenditure .ie, bills or even presents for our 2 children, my yearly earnings for last year was £20,0000 my expenditure per month is £1,789 i live in fh and pay all billsand have had no holiday in the last 3 years, sum up he had told our 2 children that he is going away on holiday next monday after after the court hearing next monday morning, should he have decalred this on the form, i will consult my barrister when i see him... i am so worried because he is after, lump sum of £16,000 which i could possibly raise by increasing my mort, ( house soley in my name and deeds also) he also after sposal maintenance !!! help need it is getting me so down. could anyone please give me some sort of advice of what i could expect, not due to see my barrister next mon morning before hearing, have not met him before..

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