Sorry for dealy in getting back to you.
We were married and living together for c25 years.
We separated (I moved out) almost 4 years ago.
We have four children. Two have left home and two live with my wife in the family home. One is 18 and an apprentis attached to a college and the other is 12 and still at school.
My wife receives Incapacity Benefit, DLA and Income Support as well as child benefits.
I earn c£70k and also receive DLA as a blind person.
The family home is valued at c£350-400k with c£75k left on the mortgage. This is in shared names.
I also own a flat worth c£160k with a mortgage of c£85k. This was purchased with a deposit which we both owned so I expect this to be equally owned although officially only in my name.
I pay both mortgages and most of the utility bills in the family home to the value of c20% of my income.
I have a partner but we do not live together or share any debts or assets.
Thank you so much for your time.