My ex is not responding and I'm not sure what to do next ?
Age -- him 54 Me 49 - similar incomes and pensions
Married for 18 months.
I have one dependent (different father - I receive no maintenance, have always solely provided for her)
he moved into my home 1 month before marriage- value 185k, mortgage 30k
He was living in rental accommodation prior to marriage - when he left the marriage he returned to rental accommodation
During separation, I moved into a new house (money loaned from my parents- 250k) whilst I was selling the 1st house.
My ex then put a home rights notice on house 1 to prevent sale - that was 18 months ago, so I have been forced to pay for 2 houses and still owe parents money.
I am in a difficult financial situation with mounting credit card debt and overdraft - due to change in employment.
I started the divorce proceedings without a financial settlement - decree nicsi due any day.
I consulted a solicitor about financial side and was advised the best thing to do was reach an agreement with him.
I can't believe he is entitled to anything ? When he met me I was in a 3 bedroom house and when he left me I am still in a 3 bedroom house. The money from the other house goes straight to my parents.
I need him to take the home rights notice off so I can sell the 1st house and pay my parents.
He initially went to a solicitor for a financial settlement - but I think he realised this might cost him so he said he was willing to reach an agreement with me.
However, he has now gone quiet and I am not sure how to proceed ?? I would be grateful for any advice.
I think, Madam, that you must accept your husband will not throw away his bargaining chip - except on his terms.
However, unless I'm very much mistaken, once you get your decree
( probably the Decree Absolute but I'm not 100 per cent sure ) his
,matrimonial home rights end, and you can ask for the entry to be removed.
One slight snag - the Court has power to extend the order beyond divorce.. But most people don't know that and one of the people I have advised encountered a judge who didn't know it either.
I think I'd play softly softly and wait till your absolute.