no there was not. No awards were made or claimed, just a straight divorce.
my apologies for the abrupt response earlier, I am not used to this sort of thing.
We have not had it re-valued yet but judging by others in the same area we think the house is probably now worth £170,000 having re-invested approximately £30,000 in repairs, and the mortgage stands at roughly £148,000.
we had the house valued at it's worst last year, and have kept receipts for the materials, and tradesmen that were used, I haven't totted it up completely yet as there are still some bills not in yet, but for the main I can safely say yes we have most of the proof.
the valuation report by the estate agent was £120,000
I think the magic month is this coming June.
Thank you for that. Oh dear, given her former behaviour and threats there is no way his ex will sign any paperwork, of that I am quite certain.
When the police visited (and they did a few times) they said the damage she had done to the house was criminal, and they were truly appalled by the condition of it. It doesn't seem at all fair that we have come this far, gone without and have not a penny left, to find she is able to waltz back in and wreck it all again.
How does he go about making a financial claim within the divorce proceedings if the divorce is already absolute? Also, how much will it cost?
no, he has not re-married, would that make a difference?
Thank you for your guidance, and for the links, they are very much appreciated. If you don't mind my asking one last thing, how would he being re-married make a difference? we co-habit as it is now.