I am seperated from my husband and have bought his share of the house. He moved out over a month ago and I am just about to start divorce proceedings for unreasonable behaviour due to his 'habitual drinking.' Due to this drinking and 'inability' to work,' will I end up paying him maintenance of any kind? There are no children involved. Thanks
The marriage lasted 4 years 10 months (the time that the house was changed into my sole name). My income is £16.5k and I'm 36 years old. He obviously has no income (he has the funds that I paid him for his share of the house)and is 43 years old.
I would rely on the case of K v K, 1990 2FLR 225, a case very similar to yours, where the husband's application for maintenance failed. In your case there is the relative shortness of the marriage, the fact that he had a lump sum and your low income.
how on earth did you manage to buy him out of his share so quickly!!!!!!!!. i have been seperated 7.5 yrs and divorced almost 2,yes he made it impossible,i am now only trying to get him to come to settlment over the house.both names on it but i carried on all payments solo,he share would be only over 2 yrs worth since us buying and he finally leaving.