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Can I force him to make funds available for mine and the 3 childrens living expenses without having to ask every time and justify each penny of expenditure as it is very degradingand can I prevent him moving assets overseas or changing the ownership of the house
Haveyou seen a solicitor?
Haveyou had a matrimonial home right registered against the house?
Why doyou think he is going to change ownership of the house?
Howlong have you lived apart for? I need to know exactly what you mean by "estranged"
Haveyou started divorce or separation proceedings?
Whatdo you ultimately want to do in that respect?
I amoff-line shortly until later so please bear with me.
have not seen a solicitor yet. no matrimonial home right registered. because we split up 5 years ago when we were not married and my husband arranged for items were storing in a jointly owned barn and land to be removed under the cover of darkness without my knowledge. I asked him to leave 2 weeks ago. I thought estranged was the term when you were no longer living together. He doesnt want to but not becasue he wants to reconcile I am guessing he doesnt want to support me and the kids as I have no income and gave up my career to raise the children and project manange a 3 year home renovation project which is the house we live in while he worked abroad monday to friday. Also last time we seperated he hid funds offshore. I amsolutely want a divorce as I cannot tolerate his belittling and controlling behaviour any longer. He has a friend who is a very underhand family lawyer and last time we went through this process when we werent married did alot of underhand stuff so I expect he is getting his advice again but I am interested more to know whether he is allowed to sever my access to the family finances in the manner he has without any warning
So are you married or not?
How long have you now been apart? 2 weeks? Did he move out when asked?
yes we are married
he refused initially but did eventually yes 2 weeks
house worth about 750k mortgage 320k other assets 60k my husband earns in the region on 260K pa and works in switzerland as a ceo of an it company but is on a uk payroll although
no I have no income and 3 children 8 and under