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im a british national married to a russian national weve

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hi im a british national married to a russian national weve been married nearly four years my wife living here 3 half years we got married in moscow but are now seeking a divorce any advice thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What would you like to know?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

what my rights are really and will i have to pay her off what is she entitled to she wants to get a uk divorce but we got married in russia

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

any answers yet

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
My apologies for the delay
How long have you actually lived together and are there any children involved?
What assets and debts are there and what income do you each have?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Three half years no children no debt I'm the only one who works she's a student which her family I'm Russia pay for she doesn't pay any bills I pay everything I took the mortgage out 8 Yeats ago just on my name
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage
What income do you have?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
House worth 130 96000 on mortgage I earn 30000 a year
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Has she said where she intends to live after separation?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No not sure but think she's going to rent a flat with friends
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Since you are both currently resident in the UK then the divorce will indeed take place here
So long as you are married she has matrimonial rights to live in the property.
She also has a financial claim on it - not for 50% or anything close - but certainly for a lump sum of 15% - 20% to allow her to set up a new home elsewhere
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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