THanks Clare. Attaching the form e. There are some comments, which are for you.
He buys, does up and sell houses. I lent him the money about ten years ago. It is an investment for me as he pays me interest. My ex is aware of the arrangement.
Because of the difficult circumstances now, I've asked him to repay the money. For the moment, though, he's unable to do so.
My pension is minimal so nothing to really share. Figures not to hand, but old one is £34k, and the current one I've only been working here for 3 years so again minimal.
She is claiming benefits and also has a lodger who pays her £500 a month or so.
No, I am suggesting it should be a clean break.
1. Ought I to incorporate an offer of spouse maintenance into the form and if so where, and in what amount? NB the CMS will go up to £493/month if the house is sold (because I then won't have to pay the mortgage). Her position is that the house should not be sold, and that I should continue to pay the mortgage for the rest of the term (15 years): this is I think untenable and It's why mediation broke down. I would have thought it would make sense to claim "clean break" at this point; but please advise.
2. Please tell me if what I have written at 4.3 is appropriate.
3. Please tell me if what I have put at 3.1.2 is appropriate, and if not where these expenses should go in the account of things.
4. Please address my comment at 4.6
5. If I send the docs to my ex by email, will this meet the requirements, or does it legally have to be on paper/by post?
3. OK but they are outgoings. If I just miss them off, the court will not be aware of them?
4. 4.5/4.6: I don't think my ex really needs to know all this and I would rather leave it blank (but I don't want to get into trouble, obviously). How is this likely to affect any judgement if stated as I have here?
5. Email to ex, post to court, no need to post to ex then?
I have now received my ex's Form G and documents, and attached it here.
It seems that they are not planning to attend the first appointment. I don't agree that my original disclosure was incomplete: the only documents missing were one CETV and the additional state pension documents, and these were sent along with MY Form G last week.
1. This form G is in fact two days late, as was their Form E. They also claimed previously that my Form E had not been received by the court or by them, when in fact it had been received by both. I suspect that the lawyer is trying to create an impression that I am causing delays when in fact the delays are being caused by her and my ex, in order to make me pay for her legal costs. Is this possible?
2. Some points in the chronology are inaccurate. Do I need to correct this, and if so how? In particular, it gives the impression that my relationship with my new partner has been continuous, and that she and I had a plan to end my marriage from the outset. In fact, this is not true; when I and the family returned to the UK from China in 2012, I was not involved with her, and had hoped that the change of context would offer a fresh start to the marriage.
3. Do I still need to attend the court for the first appointment?
4. Should I now respond to the questionnaire? Should I send a copy of the responses to the court? Are you Clare able to assist with answering some of the points with which I am having difficulty?
5. Please let me know what sum I should upload to cover your costs for dealing with the present post and the questionnaire.
6. When should I expect a response to the questions I raised in my own questionnaire?