She actually received 25k which technically wasnt a settlement as it was out of court. This was to buy her ex time so he could remortgage to remove her from it as he got rejected due to poor credit rating etc so he didnt have to sell marital home. She will be due to receive true settle in around 12 months now which could be about the same again.
Of this 25k we have paid off some debts so there is approx 18k left. There is still 3k on a credit card 0% from both of us.
The house is worth around 250k without being finished as a lot of work needs doing. Mortgage is approx 163k. The amount borrowed from parents was 31k.
I would say it has been 70/30 in my favour over last 6 months. I have boys on all my days off which I get 3 days a week and I am generally there in mornings or school pick up due to shifts. She has been away on a lot of her very few weekends off back to Newcastle etc and working 12 hour shifts 7 to 7 is a regular occurance basically not seeing boys at all.
They were joint debts mainly for stuff on house such as new windows...carpets etc. But only in my name. She has only actually paid around 1k towards any work on house. The arrangement when she started working was she would pay for work out of her salary and food bills however that stopped a while back. I did actually pay off her own personal debts around 5 years ago when she moved in with me having our first born..it was around 2k from memory.
FYI there is no declaration of trust on house.
There are 2 bedroom properties on market fo185k at the moment
Thanks. What was the relevance to the 2 bed property price? I cannot give her back full amount as it's been used to pay of the joint debt...does this mean I would have to pay remaining back in the future? what claim would she have just against the money she put in ie 25k?