Thank you for your response.
Please do accept my apologies for my delay in responding to you today.
Firstly I have to tell you that it is not a good idea to transfer your property in childrens names if the sole of doing so is to prevent your ex from having a claim in relation to the same. This is very important. You need to know that a court can see behind such a transfer and establish that the true owner is you and if the court considered that you had done this to defeat your ex having a claim then the court can view you as being dishonest. This can go against you and the court in such circumstances can be generous to your ex in financial proceedings.
The reality is that your marriage is a very short one. In cases of short marriages then each party normally takes away from the marriage what they put in. I do hesitate in your case with such an assertion because the asset you have is a large one.
What the court considers is the parties needs. The needs of your children and their need for housing being foremost. I appreciate that London is expensive, so in reality if it is not possible to buy a 3 bedroomed property for the equity you have in the property, then even if the court was to award your ex a share of the equity this wouldnt be realised until the children reach 18.
You also have the post nuptual agreement. I am not sure if you are aware but these are not legally binding on family court Judges when they are considering the matrimonial finances in this Jurisdiction. That being said, courts will and do follow what was agreed in such agreements if they consider it fair. A Judge is more likely to have considered this fair it you fully disclosed to your ex at that time the assets that you had and that you also had independant legal advice in relation to the agreement.
I would suggest that you look to deal with matters asap, whilst your marriage remains a short one. This will work in your favour. You need to refer to mediation before you can make an application to court in relation to the matrimonial finances. It might be worth you considering offering him a small amount at mediation. I say this because if the matter was fully contested at court then you could be looking at around 10-15k in legal fees if you want to be represented. Offering a small amount that he might agree too, could mean that you are able to agree and if you are then a consent order could be submitted to the court when applying for decree absolute in the divorce proceedings. If approved this will become legally binding and prevent him from making a claim in the future.
Please do let me know if I can assist you further
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