I am a foreigner living in uk for past 1.5 years and had got married to girl I met back home .. we had not lived together before marriage...
She came to uk with me straight after (we had not stayed together b'fore marriage)... and within 2 months of marriage our relationship started deteriorating...she started behaving very weird and was abusive..... she said very bad slangs for my family and friends... and threatened me to go to police and complaint against me ...
after 6 months of marriage when i decided to move out of house because of her abusive behaviour, she went to police and made false allegations of se-x-ual abuse againt me and my younger brother who had been staying withus for that 6 months(he too is stayig in UK)....
now after 11 months police (CPS) have made a decision of "No Further Action" to be taken against both of us(me and my brother)....
I had not applied for divorce during this period as my public solicitor had advised to wait for the decesion over the allegations made...else this can be used against me in proceedings of divorce
I am working in uk with salary of 45K, and she joined ACCA and continued her studies during this period...she has been working on 7K a year..
As of todaywe are married for past 18 months with 12
months of separation.....
please advise me on further steps...i have savings of 10 K, and no assets have been acquired by both of us during our marriage
* Will I have to pay any maintenance to her ?
* I am 29 and she is 26... can she claim any pension.. though I have very minimal acruals in it..
* any other advice ?
It sounds to me as though you're better out of this marriage and I think your course is clear, get on with a petition.
In reply to your queries :
1. In view of the short length of the marriage and the fact that you are both young and have your lives ahead of you, I would say spousal maintenance is unlikely but the Court might order maintenance for a short period to tide her over immediate difficulties.
2. Could she claim any of your assets ? She could claim, certainly, but I don't think she will get anything.
3. Same answer as regards your pension.