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stbx bankrupt without me knowing

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21 Jul 15 #464424 by dellou
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Hi My husband was made bankrupt during our marriage without telling me until he was actually made bankrupt he was hoping I didnt find out until I couldnt acesss any of my accounts ( he hid all the letters), This stopped my business running and I was stopped from trading because of assosiation with him- would i be able to use this info on form E or wouldnt it be considered in the financial settlement> any advice greatfully receieved xx:(

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21 Jul 15 #464427 by LittleMrMike
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If your husband is bankrupt, his property vests in the trustee and is therefore not available to you.

If there is a marital home, it is usual for the sale to be delayed for twelve months, but it is very unlikely that it would be longer. If the property is in joint names your share should be unaffected by his bankruptcy.

It''s hard to say, not knowing your situation, what you could do. Normally I would be very reluctant to suggest that you bring conduct into the equation ; this is allowed only in esxceptional circumstances, and is therefore risky from your point of view.

Could you perhaps apply for benefits ?

LMM

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21 Jul 15 #464429 by dellou
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Hi Thanks for that advice, the property is in my name and I owned the property for 13 years before i married, My stbx had his home reposessed just before i met him, after 6 years of marriage he was imprisoned for attempting to kill me by strangulation is this worth mentioning or would this not be considered either? I am self representing and he has a solicitor so any advice is truly appreciated xx

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21 Jul 15 #464431 by sexysadie
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I am not a lawyer but I would expect being found guilty of attempting to kill you by strangulation is one of the few things that would count regarding contact. So yes, you should definitely mention it.

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Sadie

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