The situation is this:
My husband and I seperated 18 months ago. He forced me out the house using verbal agression and the children remained with their father in the family home. I moved into a flat. We did agree to sell the house but unfortunately he attacked me in my flat in front of the children and has now got a criminal record. The children moved in with me in the family love. I was awarded occupation order on monday to move back into the 4 bedroom house with my children. We are in the midst of a prohibited steps and residency order but I do believe he has very little chance of getting residency with the children.
I am representing myself in court due to lack of funds.
Today I recieved a letter from his solicitor threatening me that the house is above the needs of me and my 2 children aged 13 and 10. She said that my hiusband will go to court to seek an order of sale and that the costs will come out of the matrimonial pot.
We are at Nisi in the divorce.
Is there any advice you can give me and can I stop him?
Also the house was on the market for 469.99k. My husband accepted 450k but I refused to accept the offer because I had applied for an occupation order.
There is a mortgage of around 185k
A 3 bedroom house costs in excess of 300k
There are no other assets.
I am self employed and only earn around 20k. He has recently changed his job again. I reckon he is earning at least 50k
The mortgage i tried to get was only 50k. I won't be able to buy a property to suit my needs.
I am worried he will force me to sell and leave me homeless with not enough money to buy.
Yes but there isn't enough equity in the house.
he now has to pay me maintenance of £500 a month plus I get tax credits so there is a chance I will get more mortgage now as the children are in my care
yes but what about his equity?
He wants 120k!!!!