I am 31 and have one child who is 8 from a previous relationship.
I started a relationship with my husband in Aug 2004 and we moved into the matrimonial home
in 2006. We married last April (2007) therefore our marriage is only 10 months old.
Last month my husband left and said he needed to space for a few weeks. Since then he has made no attempt to come back and this week he has told me he wants a divorce. He has also froaen our joint bank account.
Financial position; He has 3 Companies and earns in excess of £400,000 a year. He has numerous pensions and investment bonds. Before the marriage he owned two properties of which he rents out. The 1st property is worth 250,000 and has a 200,000 mortgage, the second property is valuied at 400,000 and has a mortgage of £76,000. He is also currently buting a property in Bulgaria and has paid in cash with no mortgage £200,000. I have been advised by the Bulgarian embassy that although his names are on the deeds Blugarian law states that any spouse is entitled to 50% share in the property.
I have a property in my name which is currently being rented out. It has a £100,000 mortgage and is worth £250,000.
The matrimonial home which is none of the above was purchased in Dec 2006 and was purchased at 550,000 the mortgage is 400,000 it his name on the mortgage.
My son started a private school in jan 07, as my husband said that he would pay for it. my husband is now not agreeing to in light of him wanting a divorce.
I am also employed by his company, from 2006. I do not have an employment contract. However, my husband registered me with the Inland Revenue as employed with his Company in 2006 and says that I receive a salary net of £1500 per month.
I have asked my husband to pay some money to me, as I dont work or to pay the salary set out to the Inland revenue but he refuses to.
I have seen a solicitor and they have advised I go down the collabrative route, but my husband is not in agreement to this.
I don't know what I should do. Should I still go down the collabrative route or do you think I should see a solicitor that specialises in matrimonial law and get a good lawyer?
It is him that wants this divorce, but I dont understand that I and my son should come out of this without anything, seen asd though his financial position is vast compared to mine.
I look forward to your comments