I have attended mediation. I was asked what the issues were so I mentioned watercrafts and I also mentioned maintenance. I was told maintenance was something that could be dealt with at mediation. I was told that there would be disclosure of assets etc. I was very happy about this because F has a lot of money in shares, properties etc. However he has a low income from working, since losing his job as a teacher due to the allegations against him. (I don't know what his income is). He can. and presumably does, however, draw on a private income.
F was invited to mediation and was unwilling because he could not afford it. (This is of course ridiculous, he is one of the richest person I know).
In a room outside court at the final hearing,my barrister asked F's barrister if he would consider increasing the maintenance he gives me for Lily and he said No, and that if he didn't pay me privately I would get £0 if it went via the CSA due to his low income.
I have not been able to buy a new home. This one is on the market, but F is a two third owner. I will be renting with my new partner. I will have to provide a bedroom for my son and one for my daughter. I would like to buy a home in the future. I will earn a lot less when I move.
I am paid £300 pcm which I consider insufficient. This covers food for Lily and not much else. Given that F has a lot more money than I, can I add something to my application to the court, asking for more maintenance and for full and frank disclosure of F's assets?