Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How many properties are held in joint names?
What are the properties worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgages
What are the businesses worth?
What income does he have?
How much does he earn
Then his only liability is to pay child maintenance of £500 a month AT MOST - nothing else at all.
She does not need more than one property - so if she wishes to keep the other properties then she should pay the mortgages on them - and should use the maintenance to pay the mortgage on the property that she is living in
That is it - nothing else is required since they were not married to each other
Please ask if you need further details
1. If the properties are in joint names he can insist that they are sold (apart from the property she live sin) and the proceeds divided between you
Indeed he can make a claim on the properties even if they are in her sole name since she has paid the mortgage
2. The Company in her name belongs to her - the joint one should be wound up and the assets shared between them.
3. Any such debts should be paid from Company assets
4. There is no such thing as "consolation money" payable in UK family law
The law says that a child is entitled to a relationship with both parents and the Courts will enforce this if necessary
He should arrange to discuss matters with her using Family mediation
To resolve the issue .
If that fails he may need to go to court