Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
What Capital settlement has he offered?
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You are entitled to £1150 a month as Child maintenance - with spouse maintenance on top of that.
The fact that he is willing to pay half of the bills is good - but you should say that you need him to pay the full mortgage if he wishes to protect the house
You are also potentially entitled to a 50/50 share of the capital assets in the longer term.
Your starting point is to arrange to discuss matters with your ex using Family mediation
If he refuses then you will need to start divorce proceedings and possibly make a claim for interim spousal maintenance to include provision for an amount to cover legal costs - which is allowable under Family Law
No not necessarily I am afraid.
Spouse maintenance is based on "reasonable needs" - and what income you have from other sources - although I would still expect it to be in the region of £1000 a month or more - but then the bills and potentially the mortgage would fall to you to pay
You can find a Family Mediator here
You can find a solicitor here
If they do not mention spouse maintenance to include provision for legal fees then do not use them