I owned my home prior to meeting my stbx. he never contributed financially and I can prove it. He left in Nov 2010 and yet did not put the matrimonial home rights notice on with Land registry until Feb 2012. My questions are; Should the LR have contacted me prior to the notice being applied? is it right that he could apply this so long after having moved out. I do have proof that he has signed on the D81 his date of leaving. There are just so many issues my useless solicitor has left unturned. Anyone have any info for me?
Also, I never changed my name, the house has always been in my name(not his)he was never on the electoral roll as he does not like to be part of ''''the system'''' Anyone got any info for me?
Yes, been there, my ex did the same: its a particularly odious form of irritation and his solicitor will know that.
Basically it is designed to worry you, which it has done!
My assumption is that financial agreement has not been reached yet.
When his form E arrives it will probably list half the value of the house as his.
Broadly, do not worry. You will value all your assets (as will he) on your form E and your income (as will he).
The judge will make an assessment (or you will come to agreement) taking the full picture into consideration i.e. length of marriage, children, needs etc etc.
I think the best way of thinking about this latest twist is that he is looking to get the maximum out of you or to reduce his capital payment to you to a minimum (its impossible to tell as you have not submitted the overall picture). But broadly don''t give this matrimonial home rights notice a second thought: its really just a solicitor (with your ex) playing the game in a particularly scum like way.
If your were married then it doesnt matter who''s name the house is in nor will it matter who actually paid for the house. It will depend on the financial needs of both parties, especially if there are children involved.
How long were you married and are there any children from the relationship?
You are right, it has worried me so much! We were married for 10 years when we split. No children involved thankfully. Hopefully any judge will see right through him. He will not be a part of any system, does not pay his way, works SE as a joiner, pays no tax, and hardly earns anything??? He borrows money from everywhere and never repays, is blacklisted to the hilt. Since I met him I had to remortgage the house 4 times to pay off credit cards that I got to support us both, I work full time and can prove that since meeting him my bank accounts ceased being in credit, I paid all bills through my bank, he paid nothing. he ducks and dives but always seems to come up smelling of roses. An example being; he is still acquiring loans with well known large companies from my address, when he has never been on the electoral roll. He always comes out on top. Sorry I got a bit carried away. I''m so angry.!!!!!