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Clare
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I am a muslim british citizen Married in my home town and

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I am a muslim british citizen
Married in my home town and living here since 1991
I want to divorce but dont know what my rights will be
Can you help?
Thank you
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your query.
Could you explain what kind of information you need
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I want to know my legal rights as i am not registre in the uk but i have a muslim marriage certificate

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
You have all the same rights as if you had been married here in the UK.
Are you worried about finances or the children?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes i am. I have 3 children. 2 sons working, my daughter just graduated a They are all still living at home


I am a house wife and dependent on my husband but am afraid to be left with nothing

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?What other assets are there and do you know how much your husband earns?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No i dont know how much he earns but he has alot of properties in and out of the uk

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Do you know how much the house you live in is worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I dont know about the morgage, The flat is worth over 2 million pounds we live in at present

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Are you still currently living together?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes but he is mostly away

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Since you are resident in the UK you can issue Divorce Petition here in the UK despite the fact that you were married abroad.
The length of your marriage and his considerable assets mean that you will get a substantial settlement - certainly a home and almost certainly ongoing spouse maintenance.
The starting point has to be to get face to face assistance and you can find a local Family Law Specialist on the website
www.resolution.org.uk
There are ways of making an early application for spouse maintenance to ensure that the fees can be covered
Claire