Husband left 1 year ago whilst i was in hospital suffering depression we have 2 children he pays the basic child maintenance I have paid the full morgage and all household bills plus spending about 20K on household maintenance (the house had been left in disrepair). I have to work full time in order to keep a roof over our head whilst he is now living with someone else and they are able to share there expenses plus go on a number of holidays is this fair i have now been told that non of this will be taken into account when we have to agree the financial split.
Well, I suppose, playing devil''s advocate, it''s a pretty respectable argument that if you live there it isn''t unreasonable that you should pay the mortgage and carry out maintenance ; after all, you''d have to do it if you were the sole owner, wouldn''t you ?
Contribution is one of the statutory factors which a Court must take into account, but it ranks pretty low in the order of priorities. The main factor is need - you and your childrens'' need for a home - and if you apply this factor, then your case is pretty respectable. Both you and your children need a home. He already has one, he''s living with the OW and ( presumably ) two incomes are going into his new house.
So I think it''s likely that you could come out of this quite well ; he wouldn''t come away empty handed but he may have to wait for some time before he can realise his interest. But not knowing the facts, I can only talk generally.