Hi, just after some advice. Having read some of the threads on here I can see some people are in similar situations to me but I could do with some advice on my way forward.
My wife and I seperated in Aug 2004 after I came out to her. I left her and the two children, but in Jan 2005 I secured a mortgage and bought a house where she lives with the children. Since day one I have paid the mortgage. She works inly part-time, says she cant work full time as she has the kids, they are 9 and 7. She claims all the benefits she is entitled to.
My questions is, as my name is on the mortgage, can I just pay her the amount suggested by the CSA or do I also have to pay half the mortage? Is it fair for me to give her the CSA amount and for her to earn more and pay the rest?
thanks for the reply, i wasnt aware i would have any liability. the house is in both our names and both our names are on the mortgage. we are only seperated.
i spoke with a solicitor yesterday who said she would find it difficult to get spousal maintenance as she is not maximizing her earning potential. she could work full time and earn much more than she is.