I have been unhappy in my current marriage for a number of years and have been considering divorce. However I am hesitant on how much this could cost in respect of division of assets.
I have been married to my wife for under 5 years, we have no children although she has a child from a previous marriage. Would our marital home be divided 50/50 even though I have provided for everything, my wife works part time but her income goes towards supporting her child and has not contributed to any of the expenses for the home - mortgages. bills etc.
As the child father is already paying child maintenance for the child you wouldnt be liable for child maintenance.
What was the mother situation before you married?
Was she renting?
Usually in a short marriage situation both parties retain asset prior to the marriage and any profit is shared, however because of the child your stbx may be entitled to a share of the house because the needs of the child are considered the most important.