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I am 56 been married 2 years and my husband is abusive and a

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I am 56 been married 2 years and my husband is abusive and a complete control freak.
I have moved out of our home to be safe....
I left a good life in Australia to make a life back in UK with him.
He financially secure.
How do I find out what I am entitled to in order to move on with my life.
I am not interested in his hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 6 months ago.


Welcome to Just Answer

I am a Solicitor and will assist you.

Please may I ask:

- how long were you together before you got married?

- any minor children?

- how long have you lived in the UK together?

- is divorce contemplated?

- what are the assets for both of you including pensions?

- any pre nuptial type of agreement?

kind regards


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
1 year before marriage .
He has a 15 year old daughter from a previous marriage. She lives with her mother.
No pre nuptials.
Have known him all of my life.
We have a joint home worth £600k
He is worth about 1.2 million.
Then his pension which I don’t know what that’s worth.
I have pension fund of around £150k
We both invoice around 80k each per year to clients as we have our own business
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 5 months ago.


Thank you for your response.

Please do accept my sincere apologies for not being able to respond sooner to you.

Your marriage has been quite a short one of only 2 years so it is quite important for me to know ow long you were living together before you got married as the courts can take this into consideration - how long was this?

kindest regards