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26 Feb 08 #15056 by Mrs Ingledew
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simple question.
If stbx makes a stupid offer and I then return a reasonable one which he rejects can I then send a even more stupid one? Or will the court think me unreasonable.

figures are simply this:

My personal debt £46121
His personal debt £25000
These are all matrimonial debt.

Joint debt: £8876 loan
and £35K business tax

Assets house MAX £10k ( he says 20K)
My car £4500
His car £1500

He has left and is cohabiting and has not given a penny towards anything since he went over 9 months ago.

I have the mortage, bills etc and 2 children. Am now paying towards the joint loan as although he was primary name he hasn't paid a penny and am paying business debt on my own.

He has requested £30k. He is not earning but setting himself up as a painter of toy soliders. Using the company brand that he says he had nothing to do with... ummm.

I can earn up to 70kpa but freelance so am only in work if I have a contract and stay healthy.

I have offered a Clean Break provided I keep the house and the car. This in effect means I also take the joint debt.

Now I think this was more than reasonable.
He has rejected it and not made a counteroffer.
Would you
a) just go to court...
b) make an offer representative of 50%:50% split - meaning he takes 50% joint debt!!
c) offer him cash as well

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