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We have lived together since April 2005 and have been married since 26/08/2006. We have a 6 year old daughter who I believe is mine but im considering a DNA test due to me finding out the amount of men shes had according to her facebook messages I came across last month.
We rent privately from a landlord. The tenancy agreement is in both our names and ends 31st July 2014.
The only assets we have are electrical goods such as TV and a laptop which my wife purchased.
Debts : I have a loan of £4,800 outstanding which has 2 years to run and is in my name only but my wife benefitted from the loan.
I owe £500 on a credit card in my name which she used.
My wife is due £10,000 in a compensation/injury claim whilst on Police duty 3 years ago.
My wife is overdrawn by £2,000 but is waiting for her compensation to come through to clear that overdraft.
Up until last month I was the main carer for our daughter so I only work part-time and receive Disability Living Allowance at lower rate (im registered disabled on my mntal health grounds).
I earn £11-12k gross per annum
My wife earns £30k gross per annum.
I have a small private pension which is only £20-30 a month as contribution based no set amount.
My wife has a police pension at about 9.5% of her salary
We have agreed in principal it will be joint custody however that is on the basis of me leaving the marital home and finding somewhere to live i.e. renting a flat. I however wanted to go for full custody of my daughter initially however I have been told by a law teacher than my mental health/registered as disabled will go against me and that I earn such a low income of £12,000 gross per annum.
Due to the nature of my wifes police shifts I am uncertain how it will be a joint custody as the police are notorious for late working as well as the funny shift patterns.
Up until 1 month ago I was full time carer.
I said to my wife she needed to be there to pick our daughter up from school as I was doing school drop offs and pick ups and basically doing everything while she was supposedly at work.
By everything I mean cooking, cleaning, doing my daughters school work with her. Household chores whilst working 20 hours per week employed.
We are now separated but living in the same house but im looking to leave and find a flat etc.
She is now sharing more responsibility such as collecting our daughter from school, preparing meals andshe slightly adjusted her work hours to 7am - 3pm Monday to Friday for the time being and what the police will allow.
Going forward once I find my own property my daughter can come and stay with me during my wifes unsociable hours as Im led to believe this will happen sometime next year, this is seen as a temporary work adjustment by the police plus my wife is on restricted duties due to an ankle problem.