Hi I am new to this forum and also new to divorce! To give you some background:
been married for 7 1/2 years - no kids. Hubby walked out on Nov 10th saying marriage was over and refusing to give me any chances of getting it back together.
The only assets we have are our home - and both our pensions. At the mo I am still living in the marital home and he is renting a flat and paying half the mortgage.
He is a police officer with 22 years service - I am police support staff with 14 years service.
He is asking for me to pay him 35K which I can't do unless I sell the house - we have about 100k equity.
I am now thinking about going after my 7 1/2 years share of his pension which is worth double mine and I have to ask him to get a CETV - any advice please ???
Read the pensions article posted today in this forum, it stresses caution in valuing police pensions using CETV.
Assumung you earn less than your husband, you may be due spousal maintenance, use the Divorce Calculator on the site to check.
You haven't mentioned if divorce proceeding have been started, if so who is divocing who are sols involved yet?. I believe that not much can be done until the divorce has reached NISI stage. ( I sure the forum will correct me if I am wrong!) Then if no agreed settlement terms have been reached, ancillary relief could be sought. THis can prove to be an expensive route be warned.
But this will bring into play all pensions of both parties and assests for a fair division to be assesed.