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26 Sep 12 #358020 by stack
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Hi everyone, i just joined as i feel out of my depth !! I am self repping after getting rid of an expensive and useless solicitor.

My situation is i left my wife in 2010, she then divorced me. Decree Absolute March 2012. She has since made it clear she is out for all she can get and doesnt want to mediate, and we are due in court soon (first appointment). Now i have spent the last year with a serious knee injury, and wasnt earning large amounts beforehand. In fact i am struggling to stay afloat. I have bought a small house nearby and have my kids 2 nights every week. My dad leant me some money for a (large) deposit...probably a mistake but i needed a place to live !!
My ex lives in the FMH which is worth £200,000 and has only £10,000 left of mortgage to pay. I am not paying it as i have to pay mine.
She wants to keep all of the FMH transferred into her name and wants spousal maintenance too, despite earning 7K part time (has always worked as hairdresser)and getting 11K in benefits. There are no pensions , no savings and the kids are 9 and 11 yrs. I feel that i am owed something from my investment in the FMH, i paid for most of it !! Am not trying to force her to sell as is my kids home...can i expect anything ?? Maybe a percentage when the kids are older , i doubt she will give me a penny now.. Thanks in advance.

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26 Sep 12 #358089 by Canute
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Just make sure that the deposit is properly recorded & witnessed, otherwise she will want a share of that as well.

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