We have lived together from Sep 2009 to Mar 2014.
My annual income is between £35,000 - £50,000 during the marriage. However, I will become self-employed after end of May so no regular income.
Steve is a self-employed plumber so his income is not stable and he hasn't been filed his tax return since 2008-9 and I found out recently he owes Tax man around £25K including massive fine for delay. He paid off some by borrowing from high interest loan, he told me at moment he still owe £18K to the Taxman.
Apart from that, Steve owns a commercial vehicle and various household equipment, laptop, tablet and pluming tools.
I have good saving around £20K, and some saving overseas around £40K. My father funded me to buy a property in London, which is under my father's name and I will be moving to there.
I hope these are sufficient information for you.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
The deposit for the house came from me, my own saving. We have a trust deed drawn by a solicitor outlining the percentage of our share of sale. (I have 99% vs he has 1%). The property was purchased before we got married.
Thanks for your reply. Just couple of more questions:
How can I protect my saving? Would he be able to claim against my saving?
Also, How can I make sure I don't need to pay for his personal loans/credit card bills which are under his name and were not used for household purposes.
Many thanks. Mel