Many thanks Clare
I will progress this now - wish I had known this last year but he was then overwhelming me so timing is probably better now I'm independent.
When looking at the form for Divorce it asks re financial settlement
In principle I would wish to seek some financial outcome but he advised me that he wouldn't pay a penny to me and - as I am given leave to stay in the UK but would wish to seek my UK passport after 5 years in 2015 - he threatened to compromise my future by "rocking the boat" with immigration - so I am unsure re pursuing this financial right - I have my Visa to stay indefinitely but not my UK passport yet - as he made me feel vulnerable
In practice if I pursue finance I would seek is around £15000 - he owns an apartment worth 120K no mortgage but he said it was transferred to his daughters names now to prohibit my interest in that - a car worth £10K and his savings - which he has loaned to a friend to protect. - so not much cooperation ! he didnt allow me any money when I left and ssaid he wouldn't pay any of the fee for divorce.
I'm not bothered about the money in a way but feel aggrieved at the treatment physically and emotionally in the past.
Can he compromise my UK Passport ?
If I forego any financial claim at all when I submit the papers can I amend my submission later if he doesn't accept the petition which will cite the Domestic violence and emotional control ?
I dare not meet him to discuss this all face to face as he told me clearly that he would take my life before I Ieft and he acted upon it by throttling me to the point of dizziness on more than one occasion then.
I was aware it was escalating. He usually means what he says.