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James Mather
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My husband is 74 & I am 47. He has one daughter from a previous

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My husband is 74 & I am 47. He has one daughter from a previous marriage who is 3 years younger than myself. We have been married for 18 years. He has always been a controlling and verbally abusive man and is obsessed about money. He had recently been diagnosed with very early dementia. He has a large amount of money received recently from a land sale. His daughter has persuaded him to hide his money from me and has suggested he sign an LPA to her and his x wife. He could use the money to help me to finish work, which he had suggested but the daughter has persuaded him not to. I am worried as his wife I will end up being his carer, but will have no financial control over our lives. I work part time 2 days a week. Do I have any legal rights in a situation like this as his wife of 18 years. Regards Sarah
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Who owns the current matrimonial home?
What other assets are there?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. We own the home as joint tenants. I have £60K in a bank account in my own name, my husband has around £800K in bank accounts in his own name, which £200K needs to be paid in CGT by 31/1/16 and he is hiding this money from me with his daughters help. Thank you for your help Sarah

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
May I ask - d you wish this marriage to continue?