Historically my income has been around £150,000 and hers £12,000 but my business is not doing so well at the moment so my income is currently is expected to be around £36k this year (I am a partner so my profits vary from year to year). The house sale will raise £168,000 which I've earmarked to pay last years tax bill, which is still outstanding and will leave zero left). Her solicitor is asking for £25k for her legal fees in order to allow the sale to go through. Based on the two form E's, her assets (the house and her shares in my business are) worth approx £775k whereas mine are worth around £550k out of which my pension is worth approx £525k, leaving me with very little.
So presumably not pay the £25k. Her solicitors seem to imply that she needs proper advice. I agreed to pay her fees to get things sorted, but was thinking a few thousand, not nearly that much.
thank you, ***** *****