what will the court take into consideration to make its decision. we don't have children. we bought our house together 5 years ago. so he would be entitled to 50% of my money even if i divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour (a lot of the debt is from using televised sex lines). my life is a nightmare, but i can't escape because if I divorce him I will lose my means to a have a roof over my head. it is so unfair. i only married him so he could stay in the UK (he's south african) - would that help me to keep my money?
(b)the financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future;
(c)the standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage;
(d)the age of each party to the marriage and the duration of the marriage;
(e)any physical or mental disability of either of the parties to the marriage;
(f)the contributions which each of the parties has made or is likely in the foreseeable future to make to the welfare of the family, including any contribution by looking after the home or caring for the family;
(g)the conduct of each of the parties, if that conduct is such that it would in the opinion of the court be inequitable to disregard it;
(h)in the case of proceedings for divorce or nullity of marriage, the value to each of the parties to the marriage of any benefit. . . which, by reason of the dissolution or annulment of the marriage, that party will lose the chance of acquiring.
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