Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but need some further information first
What income do they each actually have?
Yes but in round figures what income do they each have?
Who pays the household bills
(I am aware of what the PAS say but there are other issues involved)
Excellent thank you.
As you have been told there is no such thing as compulsory pension sharing between a married couple.
However it is actually possible for one spouse to apply for spouse maintenance from the other even whilst they remain married IF that spouse has insufficient funds to cover their household expenses.
In this case the wifes' expenses are clearly well covered and she cannot make such a claim.
Equally however your father cannot force his wife to pay half of the utilities if she refuses to do so
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
There is no action that your father's wife can tale regarding the car money - it is up to your father what he does with it.
However I am afraid that he cannot restrict her use of the utilities - and cancelling one could be a mistake as it is because all the bills are paid that there is no court action that she can take