I confirm our telephone conversation.
Complete the HR1 form on line today.
To find out the title number of the property, go onto the land registry website , pay a fee of £3.00 and request office copies using the property's address and postcode. That will give you the title number of the house.
As for divorce, as discussed the starting pint is a 50/50 division of all matrimonial assets then the court will consider the financial needs and requirements of both parties based on the criteria set down in section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
the income, earning capacity, property and other financial resource which each of the parties to the marriage has, or is likely to have in the foreseeable future. This includes in the case of earning capacity, any increase in that capacity which it would, in the opinion of the court, be reasonable to expect a party to the marriage to take steps to acquire
the financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future
the standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage
the age of each party to the marriage and the duration of the marriage
any physical or mental disability of either of the parties to the marriage
the contributions which each of the parties has made or is likely in the foreseeable future to make to the welfare of the family, including any contribution by looking after the home or caring for the family
the conduct of each of the parties, whatever the nature of the conduct and whether it occurred during the marriage or after the separation of the parties or (as the case may be), dissolution or annulment of the marriage, if that conduct is such that it would in the opinion of the court be inequitable to disregard it
in the case of proceedings for divorce or nullity of marriage, the value to each of the parties to the marriage of any benefit (for example, a pension) which, by reason of the dissolution or annulment of the marriage, that party will lose the chance of acquiring
in cases where there are young children, the Court’s first concern will always be the welfare of those young children and how their needs will be met. In reality, the decisive factor in the majority of cases is the reasonable needs of the parties and the children of the family.
The court will consider the matrimonial home as an asset of the marriage despite it being in your wife's name.
They will consider your needs and a paramount consideration will be the needs of your boys.
In the meantime, ensure you register the HR1 to protect your position.