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My sister is going through a complex divorce, which has been

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hi, my sister is going through a complex divorce, which has been on going for over for years , her husband does not want to agree to any settlement. he has a 4 bed bungalow with land stables and a paddock worth around 350,000. she has the 3 bed house worth 100,000. He has a limited company with his brother which are joint directors. land and assetts worth 490,000. they have 4 companies which pay the limited company rents for using there land approx 22,000 a year.
My sister could not get legal aid, so she had to get a litigation loan to fights for her legal rights under section 25 of the matrimonial act. she has 3 children age 11 15 and 8. the youngest has down syndrome. his gross wage last year was 72,000. my sisters gross income is 26,000 which is from the social security and disability benefits and child support payments.. the solicitor said the litigation loan will cover till final settlement, well its only covered 2 court appreances and not the final one in november, which will cost another 10,000. she already got into debt for 21,000 and nothing has been settle. he has offered 100,000 . she needs 175,000 to get a house for the children. he can have the 350,000 house and the bussiness, but he wont agree to anything. can she have a spousal maintaince order. are the solicitors responsible for the finances of the litigation loan should she be coverd to the final hearing. and is 21,000 a rip off. thankyou ste
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first

Which part of the Uk is your sister in?

What have her solicitors said about spouse maintenance?