house is worth £220,000mortgauge.......£210,000
no other pension/savings
not sure on income self employed
No children.Together both have 3 from previours marrige
Is the £124 per month ongoing income?
How much of the lump sum do you still have?
Does she earn any money?
Has she decided not to continue with mediation because it was not going the way she wanted? Please explain
Yes ongoing till deathlump sum all gone
she has a small job
i understand she only had to attend one mediation meeting as a prerecreisite for legal aid
So she is wanting some of the £124?
The £124 is simply treated as income , along with your other income.
To be frank, on these facts,, it is probably going to cost more to argue then she is actually arguing over u unless you have a lot of savings somewhere. What exactly is she wanting in total?
Are you eligible for legal aid? are you using a solicitor?
hAVE A MEETING WITH SOLICTOR ON wEDNESDAY. Not sure if im eligible for legal aid. Will ask then
Just wondered as this was money from when i was in the Navy years before i met Sally weather or not she had a claim on it????
Thanks for your help ..........Nige
Thereis a possibility of a liability for spousal maintenance, maintenance paid tokeep a spouse , as opposed to children. Although most commonly paid fromhusband to wife, that is not necessarily the case. Spousal maintenance is based on both incomes, ability to earn money, previous lifestyles and mostimportantly, need. There is no exact formula, but these links will give somereading..
It is not about equalling incomes or assets.
Can I help further?
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many thanks there is more to this than a yes or no answer will put it to my solicitor on Wednesday........thank again Nige
I am just on my way into the office and will get back to you as soon as I arrive.