The FMH is to be sold, final hearing to decide the split etc.
However, my question.
My ex lives with a new partner. I live in the FMH with my new partner but due to the house selling, we will be moving out into rented. (obviously)
We can't obviously wait until the house sells to move or we run the risk of being homeless. If we move following the final hearing but before the house sells or even has an offer who pays the mortgage?
I currently am, but as the lower-earning between me and my ex wife her-£1500 me-£831.
(her partner's earnings are unknown and my partner is a stay at home mum but claims UC of just over £600)
If we move there is no way I can obviously afford the mortgage and rent at my new home even with my partner's UC.
So who pays?
Is this something I should bring up at the final hearing?
My ex-wife's outgoings on the from E from 2019 are personal, hobbies, holidays and shopping only. She declared she paid nothing when living with her parents and I would assume the same is now she lives with the new partner because she has a lot of hobbies expenses. Each to their own but I don't want to be stuck paying the whole mortgage when I can't.
I would like to suggest if I no longer live in the property we each pay half? Does this seem fair? I have obviously paid solely fro the mortgage since the spilt in early 2017 as I lived there. (also paid solely for the mortgage and bills during the marriage too)
My partner and I and our infant have particular housing needs that not all rented accommodation will offer and we aren't guaranteed to be accepted as the rental market is very busy right now. Finding a suitable property would be difficult. There has only been 2 advertised in a 60mile radius of my work in the last 6 months.
I can not risk my family being homeless and waiting for an offer of sale and not having a home lined up.
Furthermore, I am high risk for COVID-19 and estate agents have already told me this poses risks for viewings and it would be better if we vacated the property while on the market if we could.
There would be no way I could wait until an offer and hope and pray to find a home for my family.
I can't see why I should be left to pay 100% of the mortgage when I no longer live at the property and my ex is living a lavish lifestyle according to her from E.