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Self representing...what do i ask for??!

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16 Jul 12 #343615 by Jo33
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Hi,
I''m new to this so fingers crossed this is ok..! I''ve recently had to collect my file from my solicitor as I simply cannot afford to pay her £800 to write/read letters so will be self-representing from now on. Just had the first appointment and would like to make an offer to my now ex regarding settlement of the property dispute. I was thinking along the lines of a Mesher Order, with a 30% charge going to my ex, to realise on my 5 year old daughter reaching 18 or asking for a property adjustment order and to compensate my ex I won''t claim spousal maintenance or touch his pension and will take over the mortgage payments.
Our circumstances are as follows:
Me - Living in the FH with my two children aged 9 and 4, recently finished the legal practice course and am seeking employment, suffered with ME as a teenager and the stress of the last year has triggered a relapse. Only income is tax credits and CM, though I am cohabiting with my partner who is luckily helping out with all the bills!
Ex - living with his mother, paying no rent, bills etc, still pays the mortgage on the FH since I have been a full time student, has a substantial income and pension and very little in the way of outgoings.

Any thoughts on what I should take into account when drafting the offer, or the liklihood of the court considering the offers reasonable? Very desperate for the matter to be over and done with !:(

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