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26 Dec 07 #9534 by JustH
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Hi,

I am 6 months into divorce proceedings and things are going VERY slowly due to my Husband's reluctance to disclose his finances.

I am on legal aid and currently on incapacity benefit and tax credits, due to stress, anxiety and depression caused by all that has happened.

I plan to get some kind of job when everything is sorted, but it will only be minimum wage as I am starting from scratch after 20 years at home raising 2 kids- 20 and 14- have been married 22 years and he is a high earner

My question is- would it be possible to apply for some kind of lump sum interim payment from him- does such a thing exist- so that I can do a college course to improve my future prospects, and also take my daughter on a much needed holiday in the next few months.

I am living almost beyond my means each week, and sometimes cannot even afford petrol for my car, whilst he drives a big BMW and has lots to live on.

I really feel like he is still so in control of me, as I still have to ask him for anything like a child.

I really want to move forward but cannot increase my income by working yet, as I am very borderline with regards to legal aid.

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26 Dec 07 #9535 by attilladahun
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Court has no power to award interim lump sums

Can award int SM

It might be cheaper to borrow in interim as that may be cheaper than to apply for int order.

Get solrs to identify the shortfall and in absence of H paying give notice of the plan to borrow -in the liklihood the Crt will deduct from Mat Assets the borrowing IF REASONABLE!!

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26 Dec 07 #9536 by attilladahun
Reply from attilladahun
Court has no power to award interim lump sums

Can award int SM

It might be cheaper to borrow in interim as that may be cheaper than to apply for int order.

Get solrs to identify the shortfall and in absence of H paying give notice of the plan to borrow -in the liklihood the Crt will deduct from Mat Assets the borrowing IF REASONABLE!!

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