Contemplating divorce (married less than two years) - wondering what the financial implications will be? Background: I still live in my parent's home, paying peppercorn rent, my wife stays over part of the week; I work full-time (slightly above minimum wage), my wife doesn't work (too lazy), we have no children. I own a car (given to me by my parents when they gave up driving) and have a small amount of capital. She's never contributed to any household expenses, I pay for everything - when/if we divorce is she entitled to any of my capital and/or would I have to pay spousal maintenance?
Yes, no probs. Thanks.
Hi, thanks. I have approximately £30,000 worth of capital (my entire life savings) plus the car (8 years old so not worth much) and I earn £850/900 a mth depending on what hours are available; she refuses to work so earns nothing (I give her £50 a week spending money)
She still has her own room at her parents' house. On average she stays overnight with them 4 nights, with me 3 nights. (I generally sleep on the sofa when she's with me.) Am nervous about applying for a divorce because I don't know what's involved, really don't know what to do. She wants to 'try again' but I can't seem to do anything right.
TBH I didn't want to get married in the first place - but I really don't know what I want now other than not to lose half my money.