My ex-husband and I are going through a financial settlement.
We have been to court for an FDA, and have FDR date for 1st July, but have been trying to negotiate before going back to court.
I had to sell my car (owned by me) in order to keep myself financially afloat as he stopped paying mortgage September 2013 and has left me with full financial responsibility of the mortgage and household bills.
Unfortunately the account that payment for the car went into was attached to our joint account (which should have been frozen but the bank failed to complete this process) so he has seen this and transferred the full £18,000 which I received in payment for the car into his personal account.
My solicitor contacted his solicitor and his solicitor said that he is going to get the money from his client and hold it in their account until financial settlement has been reached. He is saying that his client bought the car anyway and it is a matrimonial asset. He did not buy the car and the car was always mine. I have been left without any money or a car now.
How do I stand on this issue. He has effectively stolen my money. We were married for 13 weeks and he left me after I miscarried and is living with his sisters friend who is now expecting his baby.
He has since bought a Range Rover Evoque which he has registered in her name but he is paying the finance on this vehicle with Range Rover Finance. Can I have a claim on this vehicle since he has taken the money from my vehicle.
Mine is £20,700
He has his own business and claims in only earns £6000 a year for tax purposes, but drawns down £500 per week which is clearly seen on statements.
He also pays himself dividends from his business
Lived together since 2006 when we bought our first home together. I had previously had my own house prior for 10 years, so I put all the deposit down on our first home together and had a declaration of Trust drawn up that in the event we split up after the mortgage is paid I am to receive my deposit back and then any outstanding profit shall be split equally between us.
Our house is worth £380,000 and the outstanding mortgage is £170,000. I put down the lump sum of £182,000. He has never put anything down – only even contributing equally with myself to the mortgage payments each month.
He has taken me to court to say now that we are married (all be it 13 weeks in total) that the Declaration of Trust does not stand and he wants half of everything when he has never contributed any capital whatsoever.