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1. As regards the name point - I wouldn't suggest you get too hung up on it. As long as her identity is clear and the court can identify who she is it can finalise the divorce.
2. The money is something you can raise as a part of a financial order application. The issue you may have is that when you are married, generally you are both responsible for the other's finances.
3. You may have to apply to the family court in this case for contact. If allegations are made against you you will have to defend them. But you seem to have no other option as regards getting to see your daughter.
I don't think, if SS are already on side, that this would be such a horrific court experience as you imagine. And aside from the initial application fee (£215), family court does not cost as you can represent yourself. I don't think you should rule out a court application - if you are being pushed out you having nothing to lose by at least trying in my view.
If she has incurred a debt after you separated that you have been lumbered with, you should succeed in having this transferred to her as part of the divorce settlement and if you wanted to deal with it outside of the divorce it would be the subject of a small claim in the civil court.
I hope this clarifies the points?
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