Thanks . Was also wondering if they take into account that they wont be dependant for much longer.Im not a bitter person but her request for 75% after stealing and after ive paid the mortgage this last year whilst remaining homeless myself is a tad annoying. Even more so because of the missing money. She claims i have a greater capacity to work and earn than her. Could my 17 yo pregnancy affect her work capacity.
Can anybody advise.Left wife last nov after discovering theft. She diddnt work in 19 years of marriage she now wants a 75% split in her favour. I recently recieved a letter from her solicitor saying she has 4 dependants.I have a 22yo in full time employment. A 18yo currently at college. A 17yo who i recently heard is 6 months pregnant and will have to give up her own college course and a 15 yo still at school. Does she have four dependants or does she need a new solicitor. At this moment in time i cannot afford a solicitor, so any advice would be welcome.
It's not straight forward. The problem is for student finance purposes over 18s who have not yet reached 25 or supported themselves for 3 years are deemed dependent and courts do have powers to consider their needs. This can't be seen in isolation though as all the factors of each case need to be taken into account to reach a fair settlement.