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Opinions please on whether to continue mediation

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09 Jan 11 #244188 by coopauto
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M57 F42 Two Children. Separated for three months. Wife has left MFH and is renting at her own cost. Husband in MFH. Children 50/50 parenting.

Third mediation appointment completed, he has struggled to complete forms, could be due to him (without appearing disparaging)being intellectually challenged. Or he is just playing for time.

Very far apart on finances, he strongly wished to stay in the MFH and does not wish to sell or make any equity payments to the wife. Wife would accept a 50/50 equity split and wave any pension rights. Would want to stay with mediation if at all possible but Husband is standing firm in not wishing to pass over any money at all.

Is it time to bite the bullet and start a long and costly divorce or are there any other options.

Many thanks in anticipation.

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09 Jan 11 #244192 by ali1973
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Hi

Very difficult to continue with mediation if only one party is participating!

Applying through the courts is costly it depends how quickley the money needs to be realised. If no hurry could try and negotiate a bit longer.

I tried mediation but even after we had an agreement he went back on it so we are going to court for our first financial hearing next month. Mediation stalled the whole process for about 6/12.

Good luck

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