Hi, I have just received form E from my stbx solicitor (2 weeks late) and am pondering appropriate questions.
He has a large amount of debt. Although he had some debt when we separated - 8 years ago now - it has increased substantially.
I have managed to pay off all of my debt (including some significant joint debt) in this time, despite his income being much larger than mine (2.5 times as much currently)
His income needs are adequately covered by his salary according to form E, however he has stated that he needs capital to pay off his debts.
Is the judge likely to take his debts into consideration? If so am I justified in asking him to account for the large debt when his salary should adequately cover his outgoings?
He is also asking for capital for a deposit for a house when he has been renting satisfactorily since 2010. Is this likely to be classed as a 'need'. He could have easily saved the deposit if he hadn't accrued such large debts.
Thanks, sorry for the long post...