I''ve been reading quite a few threads about finances and forms and not sure if any pf that applies to me. Stbxh and I never bought a house (thankfully!!) or have joint loans etc. We both have debt from the marriage in our own names. Stbxh pays CSA although doesnt declare one of his jobs so it doesnt come to much. I''m in FTE and just about staying afloat.
So, in a nutshell, do our finances come into the divorce at all?
I would like to request additional help to pay towards our daughters school costs and swimming lessons as £30 a week touches nothing and between him and his gf they have 2 1/2 decent wages coming in and i dont have any, not to mention that stbxh pays for bare minimum towards daughter and only in terms of xmas and birthday gifts, nothing else.
Can anyone shed some light on how this may play out? Its very early on in the divorce, waiting for stbxh to respond to solicitors initial letter to agree grounds......
Nope, no property, pensions or savings! What debts are considered marital debts? We have utility bills he didnt pay, hire purchase, personal loans etc but as i said before, none in joint names. Only pays £30 a week as he has another daughter who gets 10% and doesnt declare £160 a week wages for cash in hand job!
I already claim full tax credits etc. Just dont want the divorce process to take any longer than necessary!!
Marital debt would be anything that benefited you both during the marriage regardless of whose name it is in. It would not include debts relating say to a personal hobby.
Sounds like you just need to agree how the debts are to be divided. If you can agree, a consent form can go in as soon as you have a Decree Nisi. This should not delay the divorce process at all.