Hi Caroline, if you would kindly indulge.
If he is NOT prepared to accept a reasonable offer based on the following , do you think it would be considered ....
Ist marriage has Deed of Sepn. agreed and upheld by both parties.There was no Consent order as it was not known that one would be required, and in any case both the persons concerned were honorable and trustworthy.
Subsequent pre nup fully agreed by both states assetts in house, whereby wife was endevouring to protect her childrens interest as well as her own. Again fully agreed without coercion , by Husband. He fully accepted this.
On moving (to facilitate parking for his vehicles(2) the couple went to a Local property lawyer( after marriage) where it was agreed by both that he purchase a 10% and the wife retained 90%. This again was in respect of the original undertaking with first husband . A Contract was drawn up and witnessed as a legal document. He in fact said that the Father pressurised him, whereas he had NO knowledge of said agreement. ( another attempt. to mislead.
He is further attempting to mislead the adjudicator by querying health issues with Wife and Children despite overwhelming proof on all counts, he is attempting to discredit the information provided. He apparently has NOT disclosed the income derived from a secondary business that he runs apart from retail, whereby he maintains and installs various domestic machines. He does seem to have muddled his personal bank statements with his business accounts. His questionaire is designed to mislead and can easily be shown to be incorrect assertions, designed to favour his outcome which our Solicitor is dealing with.
Would it assist our case to ask the Revenue for an opinion (inspection )1 prior to settlement?.
His financial imput was only £19000 + £10,000 repaid on loan.
He claims he needs £200K for a house but shows £12000 as his income despite a great deal of social spending!!.(mainly pubs) . he is also in two relationships at the moment !!!...
Our solicitor is going to refer to his income ability as she states that he could easily earn more than he declares , in a number of jobs(he is a qualified electrician, also he is a part time special police officer, and could easily transfer to a paid job25-30K as a full time P.C.
Or eeven as a security officer at around £25Kor Community Officer at 28-30K... He has only recently renewed his shop lease which in itself is strange as there is not a great deal of profit showing.!!!
WIFES HOUSING NEEDS PARAMOUNT
Housing in the areas where Scott attends is for a three bed from around £360K(semi) to £420K Det.). and the Wifes needs are paramount in this case , but does not leave much after deducting sale costs, and repaying outstanding loan.
At a considerable difficulty I have stated to our Solicitor that to facilitate his fair share I would cash in part of my pension plan to provide max of £44000 and forgo the balance of loan(£20,000) meaning his value is £64000), ( withdrawn if it goes to court.) More than double his agreed share.
Three local est agents have vaued at £450K (subject to some improvements ,,,min£5000))
whereas he claims ZOOPLA at £515K , but this is a website without local knowledge giving guide prices and not basing on local factors. the house is adjacent to a busy road(v Noisy and may be difficult to sell)..
Surely any reasonable judgement would take into account all the factors as given together with his financial misdeeds, and not only the adultery but the extensive sickening matters.(not fit for a lady to read.)
As you say he may opt out of a court appearance as he may well not wish to have these matters disclosed, but he only has his mind set on grabbing as much as he can.
You have indicated the sums , that in a normal divorce would occur but I wonder whether you feel that a full disclosure if necessary would reflect the true state of affairs and adjudicate in a fair manner. He may of course have to suffer the consequences of a full Revenue inspection .
Your further kind opinion would be appreciated, I shall be happy to rate your answers whatever you suggest.
Thank you again