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Residency and both parents unemployed!!

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01 May 09 #112678 by Saddened
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Hi All,

Have not posted for a while but looking for some insight. Ex wilfully unemployed for two and a bit years now and although divorced, he refuses to move out of FMH. I have been pwc - financially/emotionally/practical basis, since children born. My solicitor has always told me I was at a disadvantage as I work, even though before ex's unemployment we always employed childcare.

Now I am to be made redundant, lucky for me I have insurance for a year to pay mortgage and necessary bills.

Does anyone have any insight as to how this is likely to be viewed. Ex got the sack and I am to be made involuntarily redundant (I am overjoyed btw - lol).

Ex and I have a three day hearng soon to sort out finances and residency (he cross petitioned) and awaiting CAFCASS report.


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01 May 09 #112691 by Active8
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What's your own solicitor's insight into it?? If you are on the verge of 3 days in court they must have been over this with you?

Assuming the court find the children are to be with you I'd expect your ex to be required to take themself elsewhere to let you run the home for the children, using your redundancy money to keep you going whilst you find another job.

What's your own view?

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02 May 09 #112849 by Saddened
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My solicitor is of the view it will be highly probable I will now get a mesher. The division of remainder of assets is still up for debate - depends on the judge.

Thanks, Sad

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