Ask a Family Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Welcome to Just Answer
I am a Solicitor and will assist you.
Please may I ask:
- what is the equity in the house?
- what are the values of the other assets for both of you including pensions ?
- how long were you together before you got married?
- how much was your inheritance? What did you do with it and how much have you got left?
Thank you for your response. I am very sorry that I have been unavailable.
What you need to know is that either of you can make a claim in relation to the matrimonial finances if divorce proceedings are issued. Everything would have to be disclosed. Your marriage is relatively short so you should be starting by getting back what you put in. The court will want to meet both of your needs moving forward but this should be possible from what you have both put in the house. In relation to your inheritance the court has a wide discretion. It helps that you have kept it separate and that your marriage was short and also that there are other assets to meet needs. You can continue to spend this as you wish but if he wanted to be difficult he could argue that the deposit you give to your son as a matrimonial asset. The court will consider the interest and decide if to include it or not also considering if both your needs will be meet from the assets and considering the length of your marriage.