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Clare, Solicitor
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My son recently was told by his wife to leave after a row ,

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my son recently was told by his wife to leave after a row , he had not been happy for a long time so he left and came back home to us, his wife is now saying she doesn't want him to have access to his 4 year old daughter whom he adores, she doesn't want us to see her either as she doesn't want our granddaughter to be playing happy familys with us, we suspect that our sons wife has some phsycoligical issues, our sons wife is also saying that she is prepared to go down the route of taking his pension that he has worked for , his wife has never worked ,half of his car, clothing for his daughter(which he has already offered) half of the house they bought as an investment for their daughters future and rented out to pay the mortgage,she also wants our son to continue to pay half of the bills to house that they shared with her dad, he is the house owner , our son has already offered £60 more per month than the CSA calculator recommends, he has also agreed to pay an extra £200 per month until Christmas to help his wife but she is still demanding more , my son is 38 , we have always helped them where we can and thought we had a good relationship with his wife , please advise us of the rights of our son & us
HIThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help youHow much are the houses worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgages?What income do you each have?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no mortgage on father in laws house, 23yrs approx. on sons house that is being rented

So they do not own the matrimonial home.How much is the rented property worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

daughter in laws father owns house they have lived in , the house they have brought is approx. £90,000 they have only been paying mortgage for about 4 years so will have no equity at all

Was no deposit put down?How long have they lived together and how much does your son earn.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

they have been together for approx. 20yrs married for 7 my son earns approx. £17000 per annum

why has his ex never worked
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

when they first met she did work but soon after my son moved in wither her & her dad she stopped, now she doesn't want to work basically,my son asked he to get a job to help with the finances but she didn't , now she says that she cant get a job in case her" daughter" is ill and cant go to school, but we as grandparents had already offered to help with our granddaughter if needed, pick up drop off at school or both, what ever was needed

What did she do when she did work?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

she worked as a security on doors of night clubs in town

There are two issues here - finances and the care of the childThe law says that a child is entitled to contact with both parents and the courts will enforce this if necessaryAlternate weekends plus one night in the week and half of the school holidays would not be unreasonableAs a starting point he should try and discuss matters with her using Family can read more here regard to the finances his ex is entitled to half of whatever equity there is plus a pension sharing order if appropriate.With regard to ongoing payments he does NOT need to pay any bills on the property she lives in and his offer is already more thangenerousI hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further detailsClare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you very much for your assistance , I will no doubt be back in touch as my daughter in law is beginning to be unreasonable

You are most welcome - and do please ask for me if you would like
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