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15 Aug 21 #517470 by Ushka
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Briefly knew each other for one year before marrying.
Married for 23 months.
Marriage ended and Decree Nisi issued 14/2/18.
Seperated since then.
No assets acquired during marriage. No joint loans etc. Lived in rental property 1/3 bills paid by me; 2/3 paid by ex.
I have been a stay at home mother sing August 2016. Cannot find work due to being out of my industry for so long. I am doing temping jobs to help get core skills back up. I have no property, no savings and in a lot of debt due to Child proceedings.
Until March 2021 ex worked full time earning £58k p/a.
My mother owns a flat in London which she has left to our child. I will not benefit from it at all. It is in her will.
Ex works 14 days pcm. CAO finalised in March 50/50 share. No maintenance received/paid.

I tried mediation due to the above and ex refused to attend. Financials to be submitted 01/09 - FDAH on 6/10. Does anyone have any incling of how things will go given the above information.

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19 Aug 21 #517496 by hadenoughnow
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What are you hoping for?

On the face of it there are no assets to split - unless you/he has substantial assets that predate the marriage.

The priority should be to ensure secure and stable housing for your child.

Some limited term spousal maintenance e.g. so you retrain to help your employment prospects is a possibility. It will depend on his income vs outgoings and whether it is even worth paying if you are on benefits. SM is deducted £ for £ from benefits.


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