Hi Clare, Yes I am. I have wanted this for a while, but could not afford legal costs and the years have gone by. Due to the circumstances of the split I have always remained intimidated by him. He said in his mail he wants to divorce now and 'sort his life out' but the tone of the mail is not conciliatory. Tracy
I believe he has a lot of debts and has definitely remortgaged at least once - although the house is worth a lot more than when we bought it.
He has his own business, which is one of the reasons I have accepted the agreed amount of child support as I believe that if I had made a proper claim he would plead poverty. I would at the very least like to try and protect the house for the children (he has lived with another partner for around 10 years). He has always promised that it will only go to the children, but I am now realising I can't trust him (and know I can't trust her). I am very annoyed that he has 'arranged' this deal directly with my daughter with no thought for our sons to whom has has never given anything. Part of me says just get a divorce and move on, but a big part feels this is not right. Thank you.
Thank you for clarifying. May I just ask, would he be able to make any claim on my house, bought jointly with my mother 7 years after the separation? Tracy