We have been married for 23 years as we are not yet divorced and lived together at 3 different addresses for that period. We separated June 2011 when I bought my house where I live with my children. The children are 17,15 and 13. The equity on the sale was £218 K split 50/50 and I bought my new house and Simon invested his half in a business which has now failed. The 30K was an additional amount that was given to me in a Declaration of Trust that was on unfaviourable terms to me further to solicitor advice. It never got signed by either party although Simon is still claiming that it does and requires his share or 12% of any future re-sale whichever is the higher,(hence why it is unfair) Also if I die the terms were that the house would be sold and Simon's estate would be re-paid.I earn 37K pa. I don't know about Simon but he is a Sales Director so I would guess at 75K. He pays £849 per month maintenance which I get direct from the CSA as he refused to pay at the start so I got into quite a lot of debt. Payments began in January 2012
Other capital assets including an ISA and small savings plans were split 50/50 and I received approx. 6K from this. The pensions have not been split and Simon is currently proposing as part of a final settlement that I keep my local government pension and he keeps his private one. He has not provided a CEV for this. I have for mine but it is not with me here at work
No idea on Simon. Mine was £30 ,770.10 at July 2013.
Yes the dispute is only finances. The divorce was applied for by Simon in February 2013 but I would not let it proceed until finances were sorted out. We attended mediation to try and do this but this failed as Simon was not willing to disclose information particularly on the businesses. I have form FM1 and am now considering applying to the courts for a financial order
No he is refusing to pay half of school trips or anything else at all as he says everything is covered by CSA payment
I pay for all day to day ones but this is longer trips and also drama clubs and sports clubs