Did either of you bring substantial assets into the marriage?
Yes. I owned a property prior to us meeting and cohabiting then marrying. I can probably find the details somewhere, but I going ot guess at this stage that I probably brought about £120K to the purchase of our first property (before we were married).
My wife co owned a property with her ex husband and I think she probably brought about £80K towards our first house -Did you cohabit prior to the marriage?
Yes. We lived together from August 1996 until we were married (October 2002). We initially lived in my house, then purchased a property together. How much does it cost to run the family each month?
I guess this means how much do we put into the joint account each month? In which case the answer is £4,600, or which I contribute £3,000 and my wife £1,600
That is helpful, thanks.
I asked if there is anything I could be / should be doing before starting the process to protect my financial position?
Apologies for this, there is one further question I need to ask. Happy to pay a little more because its new question or get a very simple answer.
If things get bad at home and I were to move out, would that jepodise my position in any way.
Many thanks again - excellent advice.