A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


Do you need help sorting out a fair financial settlement?

Our consultant service offers expert advice and support to help you reach agreement on a fair financial settlement quickly, and for less than a quarter of the cost of using a traditional high street solicitor.


Expenditure during the marriage

  • M2020
  • M2020's Avatar Posted by
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
More
14 Jun 20 #512847 by M2020
Topic started by M2020
Short marriage of 18 months, no children, both over 60, agreed at FDA no maintenance, no pension sharing and housing needs met. One of the remaining issues is ex moved into my property and during the short marriage we spent money on new bedroom furniture, decorating, some improvements etc about £10k, now he wants half the money back. I have agreed to give him half the increase in the equity over the period, but I am reluctant to give him half the expenditure on the house. It’s not expenditure I would have incurred, it was spent to make him feel comfortable in my home, he was responsible for most of the expenditure and it came out of our joint account. What will the court make of this, will they include an element of the expenditure in a financial settlement? FDR is in a few weeks.

  • hadenoughnow
  • hadenoughnow's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
15 Jun 20 #512851 by hadenoughnow
Reply from hadenoughnow
Are you both represented?

If you are, it is going to cost as much as the sum you are arguing about to sort it out.

Why don't you suggest he keeps at least some of the bedroom furniture if it was chosen by or for him? Any decorating etc will be accounted for in the house valuation.

Hadenoughnow

  • M2020
  • M2020's Avatar Posted by
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
More
15 Jun 20 #512852 by M2020
Reply from M2020
Thanks for your quick response, these costs are only one of the issues, as I said I’ve offered him half the increase in the equity over the short period of marriage, which ended 2.5 years ago but he wants this to be calculated to date. since separation I have solely been responsible for the mortgage and upkeep, it has been my home for 20 years and only the MH for 18 months. He has his own home, bought from the sale proceeds of his former home when we got married. I would offer him any furniture he wanted but he doesn’t need it in his new home. I would be very grateful for your advice.

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11