Hi, Ive been married about 18 months (lived together for 3 yrs prior) and we are now seperating with a view to a divorce. I have a few questions ....
1) I owned in my name the house we live in before marriage and my wife has had nothing to do with mortgage payments upkeep etc ..... She also has a house in Spain which I have had no involvement with. Does she have a claim on my house?
2) I owned financial assets prior to marriage in my name only (e.g. shares, cars, cash). Does she have a claim on these?
3) Does she have a claim claim on my company pension I had before we married?
4) My mother has recently died and I have a substantial inheritance coming from her. Will this form part of any divorce settlement?
Just to add we have no children to consider and our employment financials are equal going forward.
House £130K (less £90K mortgage)
Inheritance due £61K (sale of mothers house)
We are both self-employed. I'm an electrician on around £20K per year and she is probably slightly more.
She will go and live in her house in Spain and work from there. Virtually all of her work is on-line so she can live anywhere. Her mother als lives out there and she wishes to be close to her to look after her.