Thanks for getting back to me. The house is worth approximately 140 k. He has a car business in the UK (selling cars through autotrader). When he left 7 years ago to go back to his home country. He emptied our accounts and took my car at the time etc He attempted to force me to sell the house through his solicitor at that time, however he was informed that he could not as I had the two children with me. Iwas just so relieved for him to go at that time as it had been an incredibly mentally abusive relationship which I only stuck for the children.
When he returned to yhtr UK after 5 years he worked for a dutch company for a year when he came back to UK 2 years ago. he is also involved in tuna exports to his home country. Whilst in his home country he worked as an engineer in the airport with a pension etc. He lived in a house he owns in his home country when he returned there, however that is very dififuclt to prove as all the property is in his mum's name. He has a porsche and a Harley Davidson motorbike in his home country. He is now saying he had to sell his expensive cars to pay for his rent here in the uk which is not being honest as he very much still has the porsche i am informed by a reliable source. So as you can see he has his finger in many pies and knows very well how to play the game.
It is at the very early stages of the financial negotiations where I have asked for 70% of the house and then nothing from his other assets.
His solicitor has replied saying that he wants 50/50 and he will not go for my pension etc and that I have a car (which i do not own as I am paying a loan on the car.) He says that I am living in a house rent free whilst he has to pay rent. He is not paying maintenance to me for our 10 year old daughter and is living with a woman and her 4 year old child that he is keeping.
My solicitor does not feel very positive about our chances as she says that he has been incredibily cunning in hiding his money and assets and that he has said to his solicitor that he has no money etc which is being extremely dishonest. he is a very clever man when it comes to finances. I am more than happy to go to financial disclosure at court but my solicitor informs me if it goes to court he does not have to disclose all his bank accounts and the court will not enforce it.
Anyway, as I have the deeds to the house I wondered if I could go ahead and sell the house and then give him what I want from the sale? I am not sure if I can do this legally as his name is ***** ***** deeds also and I do not want to do anything that would mean I could end up going to prison, however I do feel he has been very cunning and clever and want to fight back if I can.
realistically, I know I am in a difficult position. I do not want to waste time , energy and money on following a course of action that is futile.