Husband left 2007 due to adultery. We were married 13 years, two children 17 & 7 and where joint directors of a business. He walked out on a major business contract on 7 November 2007 and left me on November 8.
Business finally collapsed May 2005, leaving me jobless and facing multiple business debts/harrasmment from debtors was such that I had to flee the marital home due to threats. Husband refused to help, took small amount of business from our company and set up a partnership.
House fell into arrears.
Secured loan (that was taken out for his motorbike) fell into arrears.
House was put on market but would not sell.
All his personal debts, phone and credit cards were not paid, debt letters came to house.
Within a year the house was at risk of repossession and I was at risk of bankruptcy. I went to court twice with the two different lenders and a further time to defend an interim charging order from one of his credit cards. Finaly moving back into marital home in January 2009.
4.5 years on. I am still in marital home. Have cleared all arears and paid the secured loan off that we took out for his motorbike and have as a result created £20k equity in property.
Husband now wants his share of the equity!!!!
So I am now about to commence the divorce proceedings and contact him for details of his solicitor and he tells me he cant afford one.
He wont discuss with me. he wont go to mediation. He wont get a solicitor.
So how can the financial arrangements regarding the house be brought to a close?
Is this now going to cost me an arm and a leg to bring it to court. I also dont want to pay in a penny!!!