I see that these forums are quite quiet so I hope someone reads this and can offer some advice.
my separated wife - been married only 6 months and have now been living apart for 12 months - is seeking interim aliment.
My finaces are that I am living pay check to paycheck approx 2000k net p/m and ex works part time and on beneifts.
The reason I am living almost on bread line is that I took on all the debts and have been paying them off slowly but steadily.
She took the house - rented but fully furnished - and i took debts. there are no children. So my question is - in my upcoming court case - will the jusge dismiss this or award a smalll amount. Im worried that I may have to pay something that i cannot afford
Firstly in Scotland your marriage is classed from date of marriage to date of official separation
. 6 months is no time at all. The fact that there are no children involved highlights that this should be a cut and dried settlement.
If you have proof of all debt incurred during marriage and the fact that this is now your burden and not hers, then she has very little to fight about. All assets incurred during the marriage, from date of marriage to date of separation will be taken into account.
Quite frankly, she is chancing her luck!
I have never had any interim ailment, working part time with 2 children after years and years of marriage that had to be housed, clothed and fed - she is at it!
Best of luck and remember she may be pushing your buttons, take her to the wire!