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14 May 12 #330540 by Donniedarko72
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Hi I am a mum of 2 currently going through divorce. I have 2 kids (one of which is with the marital partner) and another child of the family. I''m currently living in the marital home with both my boys and paying half to the mortgage. My partner earns around 50k per year and pays maintainance to one other child. He recently applied for anicillary relief to push the financial matters though quicker. Any reason he would do that? I was hoping he would hold out for a smaller offer to me to buy him out go the marital home. I''m also disabled and claim full dla. Any thoughts on the outcome or what happens next?

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15 May 12 #330554 by sexysadie
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He''s probably doing just that - trying to speed things up. It doesn''t mean that you can''t settle before you go to court, or at any time in the process, but it does mean that there is a timetable for the process.

We can''t give you any real advice without a lot more information: your ages, your incomes, value of assets and savings, children and their ages, pensions etc.

Best wishes,
Sadie

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