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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I am going through a divorce, in March we got the decree

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Good Evening, I am going through a divorce, in March we got the decree nisi through, we live on a small holding and had previously separated some land as my livelihood (Running an engineering company) depended on my workshop, and I feel it is late in life to start over again and having a serious accident last March and being hospitalised for 6 months I fear that I will loose my livelihood.
I have had to subpoena her to court as my solicitors have had no response since late March this year.
My question is! Can I give the judge a letter of appeal which will state that I will give her 50% of any equity, leaving me at the marital home to continue my business which also has employees. Kind regards
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Are there financial relief proceedings in place, and if so at what stage are they at and what is the next hearing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are due to go for the first hearing mid September. So far she has refused to get a valuation on the house and will not provide any pension details.
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for confirming. As part of the proceedings she will need to provide her pension details and the court can make an order for the home to be valued independently.

In the meantime you can put forward any offer to her to settle, however the court will unlikely make a decision at the first hearing regarding this as for court purposes there has to be full disclosure before the judge can decide a settlement. You should take advice about putting forward any offers as this should not happen if you are unclear of her full financial position.

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