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Hi, thanks for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-What stage of the divorce have you reached?
-are there any orders or police notices preventing you returning to the home?
Hi, this question remains open. Please could you provide the requested information so that I can assist you.
Thanks for confirming. Firstly, as this is a matrimonial matter you should consider your options arising out of the marriage. To enable me to assist you further please confirm:
-How old are you both?-How long have you been married?-Do you have any children together, if so their ages and proposed arrangements?-What assets and pensions do you both have (both sole and joint), together with values?-What are your respective incomes?
Thanks for confirming. Firstly, as you remain married to each other you are legally entitled to occupy the former matrimonial home until divorce, despite your name no longer being on the tenancy. This can only be excluded if there are bail conditions or a court order preventing your return.
In relation to your belongings she must provide these to you as they appear to be necessary for your employment, as well as your personal belongings and she has no legal right to withhold them.
In relation to a financial settlement arising out of the marriage, you will both need to provide each other with full and frank financial and income disclosure, as well as disclosure of your reasonable needs. The Court's starting point is a 50-50 split of all matrimonial assets and ensuring that both your needs are met in relation to both assets and income. For your information the criteria considered by the court in these matters is:1. The income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future, including in the case of earning capacity any increase in that capacity which it would in the opinion of the court be reasonable to expect a party to the marriage to take steps to acquire;2. The financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future;3. The standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage;4. The age of each party to the marriage and the duration of the marriage;5. Any physical or mental disability of either of the parties to the marriage;6. 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;7. 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;8. 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.If you have any further questions regarding this please let me know. In the meantime if you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for answering your question without a positive rating. Thank you