I left my ex husband two years ago after a 19 year very controlling and abusive relationship. He divorced me last year but did not sort out the finances at the time.
He has now left the country and quit his job and pays nothing towards our children, life insurance or the half of the mortgage that he is responsible for. Previously he was earning between £350 and £450 per day. I earn £2000 per month.
I have been trying to get a mortgage on the house in my own name, my ex has been pressuring me to buy him out since May 2020. I finally got approved for a mortgage in November 2020 and the offer is about to run out. I am still trying to get my ex to agree to the terms of a Consent Order
but he keeps moving the goal posts.
He has a Limited Company that he used to contract through. In 2018 he left the UK to go and work in Kenya through his limited company, only telling myself and the children 40 minutes before he left. He tasked me with setting up the business bank account on his behalf which I did. He lost his log in details to the bank account, so always asked me to transfer the money which I have all the evidence of. 3 years on and he is not working and he owes corporation tax, I have resigned as a director and was never a shareholder and never drew any money from the company as a dividend, the only money I was given was out of his dividends for maintenance and half of the mortgage (before he resigned).
The Consent Order
has a paragraph that says he indemnifies me from the company however, he is refusing to sign because of this. My mortgage offer is about to expire and I am desperate not to lose it as it was very hard to get.
Does anyone know whether it would be wise to delete this paragraph? Surely if I was never a shareholder, and this is a Clean Break
order, and no more claims can be made, he cannot come back to me at a later date and make me pay anything for his company?
Thank you for your reply. Please can I ask one more question...
My ex is also now saying that he needs to change the D81 form to increase his liabilities figure (which is already £44k as he ran up so much personal debt) .
He wants to add the accountancy cost of his accounts, tax return and dissolving his limited company as a liability on the D81 form after he has a quote for how much it will cost him.
Surely the D81 form should show liabilities as they are now, not in the future? (As we could both add numerous different expected liabilities, for example I need a new car, as mine is not working!) Secondly should limited company costs be added, given that they are company expenses not personal?