Sorry hit the wrong key they have lived together for 8 years and married for 5. There are no children of the marriage and both parties have considerable debts. The dispute is about sharing the equity fn the family home worth around £169,000 with equity of aprox 47 K
The debts ar:wife :around 10K and husband around 30K neither of these include aa joint mortgage of 123K
the property was purchased by means of a deposit which originated from the sale of a house from the wifes first marriage. The amount was used for the purchase of a house and then on to another house. The wife has funded to purchase of both houses by means of that sum amounting to 46k initially bot subsequently some 70k as a result of increase in house prices. . The husbands pension is a NaVAL ONE and amounts to 950 gross a month. The wife income is 17K and he know works for the Mo.d earning around 26k. The husband recd some 15k from the sale of his original home and another 20k from the sale of a further house he owned nether of these amounts were used for the prurchase of either family home
He is somewhat profligate and has purchased cars and motor cycles BUT he would say that he has funded numeous holidays for the cou[ple and her children who are now aged 23 and 22 years. Ony the 22 years old son is still living at home and earning around 14k. If she is forced to split the equity she has insufficient funds to fund the mortgage repayment of some 550 a month which she has paid for over a year since he left hence her poverty at present. Ex husband is living with a girl friend and payin a rental of £300 a month pluse co.tax, water, tv and the like. Both parties hav completed the statement of truth and the matter is currently adj. for 28 days to enable him to complete the questionaire.
3 years ago in the rank of CPO.
3 Years ago
Thanks Clare - I know it is not simple but Im a little enraged because I was the Mackenzie friend and was not allowed to speak as is within the discretion of the judge, but the wife was overwhelmed by a somewhat bombastic solicitor and a pushover judge!!
She justified the refusal by saying that the wife LOOKED fully able to represent herself. The solicitor interjected to object also perhaps because I had refused her permission to speak to the wife,together with the ex husband alone. I shall draft a note to the Judge and the solicitor setting out the guidance prior to the next hearing.
No but there were constant interruptions from the opposing side and I confess to being somewhat disabled by being restricted from speaking and only passing the occasional whisper