Can someone explain how it would work in my situation.
I've been living in the family home by myself and paying all the household bills and mortgage by myself.
When we separated in January I suggested on two occasions that I leave and my wife and daughter stay, but my wife insisted I stay as our house is a renovation project that I have been working on for the last 6 years, putting my own money into it. So I agreed to stay.
My wife found a house to rent and I signed as her guarantor.
When my wife left she told me the family home had to be put up for sale within 6 months or she will not receive her benefits. I phones around a few benefits agencies and they had not heard this before so I assume she lied.
We haven't filed for divorce yet, I was going to but asked my solicitor to put things on hold as she won't disclose her finances to me.
If divorce proceedings haven't began cn she file for force of sale?
Given my circumstances as I'm paying all the mortgage with no contribution from my wife and given that I am still in the process of working on the house to get it in a saleable condition, would a judge dismiss the force of sale? I have already tried to contact her through her solicitor about a fair split and an agreement by me that I won't touch her pension on the grounds that she will give me another two years to finish the house. I also said I would pay all the cost of work and materials.
She earns potentially more then me as a teacher but is choosing not to work too many hours so she receives her benefits. I signed as guarantor on the rented house she is in now and she receives maintenance off me so much so in total with her benefits and income she receives more per month than myself.