Thank you for responding so quickly, the marital pot would be £177,000 from the sale of the home and £37,000 from his pension.
The most recent business accounts have not been carried out. There is a lot of questions that need to be answered regarding business and personnel accounts which my solicitor asked him to do from the replies to the 1st qestionare.
Without having up-to-date accounts it is difficult to see the building costs for the house and it is not in his name but will be in his undoubtebly be in his new partner''s name. Who he is not co-habiting with? My solictor suggested an inquiry agent to proove he is lieing and would cost approx £500.00.
He has made the business look less profitable than it is but which my solicitor has questioned.
I don''t know where he is registered for council tax but is down for voting from the marital home
which should be changed.
He said on Form E he is living with his mother and pays her £600.00 a month board and his additional outlay totals £1340.00.
80% would give me £141,000 and after paying my debts would leave approx £120,000 which would buy a flat or might buy an ex council house. I was brought up in a council house and have no objection to this but bearing in mind that we would have to leave our home because of my ex''s behaviour.
I would also like to point out that I am shocked that none of his unreasonable behaviour will be brought up in court.
Re-maintenance this has been a grey area for me I have received no maintenance other than him paying the mortgage which I agreed to reduce the payment by £500.00 per month making the payment £339.00 per month (not interest only) and council tax which he stopped paying which led to me recieving a court summons, he has now agreed to pay the arrears and reienstate the current payment of £177.00 per month.
My current income is £10,656 but this is a contract only to September 2012. Compaired to his £500.00 per week self employed official wages.
My debt acccured from 2002 when I left him for 2 years to pay overdraft and credit card fees which has been refinanced 3 times over the years I considered this my debt and did not include it the marital debt my solicitor has not advised regarding this am I too far down the line to back track on this?
My solicitor has pointed out about proof of assets and none declaration and the implications involved and there is strong evidence of this.
This seems to be the negotiating tool that he is using which brings me back to my dilema as my ex will agree to 70/30 but not sure about the half the pension but I would rather have 80/20 and leave the pension or would I be entitled to 80/20 and half the pension bearing in mind my solicitor has stated on Form E that I wanted the transferal of the marital home to myself but could not afford to pay all the bills and the mortage on my current wage.
The difference between the proceeds of the sale and the 80/20 is £37,000 and the difference between 70/30 and 80/20 is £16,000 the pension is worth £37,000 which split would be approx £18,500 which I understand now is in pension form not monetary form. I would rather have the 80/20 split than the 70/30 and half the pension.
Finaly my solicitor estimated the legal cost could be approx £3500.00 but I am not sure what the barrister costs would be. I will need to confirm this. I do not qualify for legal aid which was a devastating blow and I have relied on family loans to fund the legal costs so far which will need to be paid back from the final settlement.
Thank you again.