I shall be filing for divorce and am unclear about the section dealing with the financial arrangements.
The marriage was 9 weeks long and we have been separated almost two years.
Do I complete the financial information as at the time of separation in 2011 or now?
When my ex left there were lots of debts and a hefty mortgage, yet almost 2 years on I have almost paid all of the debts solely and managed to get a lower mortgage rate now.
It seems unfair to show my good financial health now on the divorce papers when at the time of separation my finances were in such a bad state of health
However, with a 9 week marriage, if there was no significant pre-marital cohabitation, you would take out what you put in so your ex should have no claim on your current assets, unless you have a child together and the child lives with your ex.
This is the latest update.
I saw a solicitor of the divorce and now I have a home rights notice order placed on my property and am unclear what will happen next.
Cohabitation 12 months
Marriage 9 weeks
Own home since 1995 when we met. Remortgage own home in sole name and release equity £30k as deposit on new home
Rent out old home and purchase new home £135k using equity deposit and mortgage sole name.
12 months later stbx moves in
12 month later get married
9 weeks later separate
2 years later file for divorce under 2 years separation
No children of the family now but at the marriage 2 of my teenage daughters now left home
He had no home and was declared bankrupt just as we met
Value of FMH has risen to £140k now and at separation I had £15k of marital debts (sole name) stbx was a bankrupt and could not obtain credit.
I have paid all debts since separation and they are now cleared.
Stbx wants a share of the total equity in the home, ie: the total £140k house value so a pot of £40k equity and also a share of the equity in my previous home owned since 1995
Can anyone tell me if he has a cat in hells chance of getting any equity as his solicitor thinks he does