Hi, i am co-habitating with my partner who is going through a messy divorce. FDR coming up and form E is being "discussed" at present. Other side are insistent that i declare my income and assets/liabilities as partner should know as we live together. I have nothing to hide but am confused about what to put down. I have a 17 year old disabled son who will be 18 in a few months.I will still manage his money. Do i put down his disability benefits under my income. They are paid to me but are obviously in his name.If so does this change when he is 18. I dont get carers allowance. I assume i put down the child maintenance payment i get for him from her father?
In terms of liabilities - understand this is credit cards, etc???
Am also pregnant if this makes any difference to the process.
No your income is only to be declared by order of a judge and your financials are only normally ever examined if there is suspicion your partner is hiding assets in your accounts. When ur partner fills out form e he just puts down what he knows about your income. If u live together then its only expected you contribute 50% of living/housing costs. Your income details and certainly your sons dla is certainly none of the other sides business until a judge says so.
Normally cohabitation just means his housing needs are met and/or reduced. Your assets and income form NO PART of their marital pot.
And yes, of course his ex wants to know your income. On my form e I just put that my partner earned approx 900 as we split bills equally and out finances were separate, no details just an approx number. Certainly didn''t detail any of her savings or assets however. Why should me, let alone my ex be entitled to them?
No. You do not put down anything. This is your partner''s divorce, not yours.
What he puts down is up to him, but I would suggest you do not tell him what your income is. He cannot give information he does not know. Plausible deniability and all that.
Generally there is a difference between the sexes here. If a woman gets pregnant by a new partner then a judge will be sympathetic and this will be taken into account when assessing her needs. But if a man gets a new partner pregnant the attitude will be "well you should have thought of that" and his commitments to the first family will come first.