Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:-How old are you both?-How long have you been married?-How old are the children?-What assets, savings and pensions do you both have (both sole and joint), together with values?-What are your employment prospects?
-How long did you live in Japan?
-Are you seeking to pursue a divorce?
-Have you raised with your husband the issue of maintaining yourself and the children in the UK and what are his views on providing maintenance?
-How are you initially going to meet your outgoings when you return to the UK?
Thank you. I would initially suggest you take him up on his offer and when you are in a position to, you should apply for the relevant benefits (child benefit, tax credits etc) so that you have guaranteed income. I believe that after 3 months of returning to the UK you can apply for the above benefits. Furthermore, you will not be able to pursue a divorce until you have been in the UK for at least 6 months and alongside the divorce petition you can apply for financial relief which will include spousal maintenance, child maintenance and other orders such as in relation to his pensions.
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