Prior to the marriage I was living in a self contained flat with my daughter (now aged 23) that was situate on a largish property owned by my parents. I had converted the flat from a stable and because I had essentially "built it" I was living there free of charge albeit I would occasionally do work in the family business. My sister was in the same position. Since the marriage my parents sold that property and purchased much smaller accommodation large enough for themselves and my sister only. I look forward to hearing from you.
The flat in which I was residing was actually 2 bedroom in a "sought after area" - I would think cost to buy would be in the region of £120 - £150 K . Courtesy of the marriage I relocated to a more "modest" area where "suitable" property can be purchased for say £100K. I need to remain in the current area for work purposes.
Thanks you for your attention to this.
It may assist you to know that the matrimonial home is worth circa £380K - in H's sole name and a pre marital assett.
My Husbands classic car collection worth circa £170K was largely acquired during the course of the marriage.
As well as working full time, and paying for food, contributed as far as I could towards property repairs and renewals, and "kept the home"
£380 K matrimonial Home
£170K Classic car collection
£80K Savings and investments
£360K Pension Lump sum
Sorry we haven't done any disclosure yet so I hadn't really tried to "sum up" previously. All above in his sole name. I don't have a pension as I had relied on eventually getting "looked after" under his pension scheme.
In terms of my bank account I really only have circa £2 K and a rolex say £2 K , my car is modest ford focus !
Thank you for that. What would be the grounds for spousal maintenance please ?