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Divorce issues.... where do I stand?

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11 years 4 weeks ago #131144 by sgreen
Divorce issues.... where do I stand? was created by sgreen
Believe me this IS the short version!!! :laugh:

My husband and I married 2 years ago. We have been living seperately for the past 18 months.

We have a 1 year old daughter whom he has seen for 2 weeks in 1 year.

He has set up a company in India, of which the financial details are shrouded in mystery for me and always have been. However, it seems like he could be a multi millionare one day if things keep going the way they are! He owns a flat in Eastern Europe worth approx £100,000 of which he earns £600 per month in rent from. He has also bought some kind of land this week in the same area as his flat, of which he bought it outright for £9000.

He pays £50 per week maintainace which has not been done formally or legally, just on a basis of mutual understanding.
I am having to work to support myself and our baby and am setting up a home business which is highly stressful. My husband is pushing for me to divorce him in the Czech Republic because that is here we got married and he thinks the court will be fairer on him there seeing as they will not question financial divide because we are both British.

I signed a prenup which was written by my husband and presented to me 2 days before our weddding. Although he had hinted that he would like one, the details were not shown to me until all our guests had arrived for the wedding and I was under extreme pressure. It was not drawn up by a solicitor. It basically said everything he owned was his if we were to divorce and that I even had to pay him back my half of the wedding costs should we divorce.

He is verging on hassling me into this Czech divorce and tells me that its best for our daughters future that all his assets stay with him 'cleverly' invested in whatever he chooses.

I am so exhausted and depressed about all this. I dont know whether I should fight for a settlement or just get out asap and start again on my own with our daughter. My friends and family feel I should fight for something from him for our daughters sake if not for mine.

What to do??!!?!

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11 years 3 weeks ago #131723 by hadenoughnow
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sgreen,

Well done for being so concise! I can do my divorce hell in about 2 mins flat now but the story used to take hours ......

If you are British and resident here then you are able to divorce here. Look at the wiki step by step guide to see what you need to do. The divorce and finances are separate ...

Yours is a short marriage (was there pre marriage cohabitation?) If so the rule of thumb would be that you each take out what you put in. BUT there is a child to consider. ... and you need to have a home and income so you can care for her.

Is there property owned in the UK?

I cannot imagine that the prenup as described would have any validity - it is not a legal document; you took no legal advice .

I would go and see a family law solicitor who has experience of overseas assets in divorce. You may need to do some research to find one ... and hoefully they will give you a free half hour so you can see if they are right for you.

Hadenoughnow

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