My wife and I were married for 12 years, we have 2 children 5 and 3, and have now decided to split, she is citing unreasonable behaviour, but I have suspisions that she has been having an affair.
Anyway that aside, we agreed before she went to her solicitor that we would split the house profit once sold 50/50, that way we can both get a house (albeit much smaller than our current one). and I can have the children 3 nights a week, including Friday and Saturday night.
I earn just under 30K a year, she is working 2 days a week on one job, and two nights on another,
I looked on the CSA website, and based on my earnings and nights I will have the children I have to pay £250, but have said I would give her £300 until she gets settled, I have also said she can have all the furniture from the house.
Anyway with taking into consideration getting a mortgage for a small 3 bed house, bills and the csa I am left with the grand total of £50 a month, do you think she will be entitled to maintence for her?
Hi, I am not totally sure what she earns, as she will not talk to me about it, says its not my business, however I think she takes home circa £500 a month from her day job (she works two days a week) and £60 a week from her night job (two 5 hour shifts), then she has the family allowance and the tax credit as well, plus what ever I give her, on paper if my workings are correct she will actually be better off than myself each month.
There is nothing stopping her from working full time, only her wish not to.
I am not sure what her mortgage will cost, as she won't talk to me about that either, she has said that she may rent as although she has a lot of money coming in, most of it is not taxed (my payment plus the benifits ets), so I am not sure if she can get a mortgage on the money she actually earns
any help would be great<br><br>Post edited by: dnac, at: 2007/05/29 10:09