Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
What happened to the mortgage on the property?
What assets do you each have NOW and what income do you each have now
Why did you transfer the house to her?
has she been paying a Repayment Mortgage?
What is your current housing position?
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IT is still open for you to make an application for Financial relief within the old Divorce Proceedings - but the fact that you transferred the property to her such a short time ago is likely to be a major problem.
The only issue will the property - there is no point in even attempting to claim for Personal Possessions - you can only claim second hand value - and the court will simply say that you should have taken action at the time.
With regard to the house your ex will be able to claim credit for the capital paid off the mortgage - and is likely to get a larger share of any equity in any event since she was the one who compromised her earning capacity to care for the children
Accordingly the very best you might achieve given the delay would potentially be an 80/20 split in her favour AFTER credit has been given for any mortgage she has repaid.
That is before comparison pf Pensions - and assuming that the Court do not decide that the Transfer three years ago did not denote a final settlement that your ex has since acted upon.
Please ask if you need further details
How much did you receive and when?
So you received £40,000 in 2003.
How much was the property worth then and how much was outstanding on the mortgage.
How much did you pay in Child Maintenance?
In that case I am sorry but your chances of achieving anything at all are remote in the extreme.
Your received half of the equity at the time that you separated by way of raising a loan at that time.
I appreciate that you paid the loan - but you paid no Child Maintenance so your ex paid off the Original mortgage and paid for the chidlren alone.
The Court will take this into account.
The fact that your father paid off the loan at the time of the Transfer is simply not going to be enough and I suspect the Court will see this as a fair settlement.
I am sorry I know that it is not what you wished to hear but I ma afraid that this is a reflection of the approach that a court is likely to take
Sadly I can only be honest about the position - and looking forward does indeed sound good!