If property in your name and H put no capital in and the only contribution he makes is to say utilities -NO
Wll my income be taken into account when maintenance is decided upon- well is it a SM case? What is his wife's income + CB + Tax Credits etc?? I suspect it is not if she works a min 16 hrs and gets Tax Credits
For CSA -NO
People involved in divorce proceedings almost always want to know on what basis the Courts divide up the matrimonial assets between husband and wife if the Courts have to decide the issue. Indeed, this is what is at the heart of most divorce cases. If there is a dispute it is more likely than not to be about money. In fact, the relevant principles are set out in Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 which, essentially, reads:-
"25 (1) It shall be the duty of the court in deciding whether to exercise its powers .... to have regard to all the circumstances of the case including the following matters, that is to say -
the income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future;
(b) the financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future;
(c) the standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage;
(d) the age of each party to the marriage and the duration of the marriage;
(e) any physical or mental disability of either of the parties to the marriage;
(f) the contributions made by each of the parties to the welfare of the family, including any contribution made by looking after the home or caring for the family;
(g) ...the value to either of the parties to the marriage of any benefit (for example, a pension) which ... (by reason of the divorce) ..that party will lose the chance of acquiring;..."
THE CRUNCH...and other financial resources...can include your inc/capital but that doesn't mean his ex gets a share it means your financial position may be relevant...as an example if H argues W who lives in FMH
with young C should sell so he can get his capital of say £50K as he says he needs it to buy a house is going to fail to persuade Crt to order a sale if say H and G/F live in her house with plenty of equity and/or H & G/F are on good £ so can get a mortgage and maybe W couldn't raise £ any other way to pay H!!
Hope this helps