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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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I have recently split from my marriage of 21 years. I have a

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I have recently split from my marriage of 21 years. I have a mortgage in my name and an Army pension. She hasn't lived with me properly for over 2 years in this time I have seen her a hand full of times. I believe she is also having an affair with someone. Will she be entitled to half of everything.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first

How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?

How long have you been/were you in the army for and are there any children involved?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I bought the house for £110000 and have around £100000 left to pay.
I was in the Army for 18years 11 months and took redundancy in 2014
My children are over 18 but one still lives at home with me.
Expert:  Clare replied 11 months ago.

How much is the property worth now

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not sure as not had it valued and I wouldn't expect it to be worth more than what I paid.
Expert:  Clare replied 11 months ago.

What income do you each have

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just need a rough idea at the minute if she is entitled to anything before I go and start the divorce route.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I get paid weekly and basic is £390
She earns £1350 per month
Expert:  Clare replied 11 months ago.

I am afraid that the length of the marriage means that a 50/50 division is the starting point for the financial settlement and it is unlikely that the courts would stray far from that in the event of a dispute.

Having said that if you take account of the costs of sale the equity in the property is minimal - so you may manage with just a Pension Sharing Order

I am sorry not to give better news - please ask if you need further details

Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you for your help
Expert:  Clare replied 11 months ago.

You are most welcome - I hope all goes well

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