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SUBHASH SINGH - Family mattersI am writing having been given your name as a referral.I have many concerns generated by family events especially since Xmas 2015. I would like an initial consultation to check if it is worthwhile pursuing some financial issues. I need legal advice and under the Marriage Act on formal settlement arrangements, following my divorce in 1999 there was never a Financial Settlement Order made. In the light of what has happened to terminate our marriage, our relationship and civil partnership, and what my former partner has compounded against me since then, I now want enforce that Order today through the Courts.I have lived for the past 10 years in Ringwood, Hampshire. I was married to my partner Louise XXXXXXX up to 1999, when we divorced for financial reasons due to major civil court proceedings i was contesting at the time. This led to my Bankruptcy in 2000. We remained living and together as a common law couple and were together for 29 years last January.We have two children, my daughter Lara (22) and my son Maximillian (19) . I also have a son from my first marriage Subhash (31).Louise XXXXXX has been employed as Worldwide Cabin Crew for British Airways since 1988 and has been on a 50% contract since at least 1994 (22 years) She has a British Airways Pension.With the family's blessing I left the UK last Aug15 to work in the UAE and retuned home on Dec15 in time for a family Xmas.During my absence from home, my partner had an affair with a local man and I found out about this affair on Dec 25. In early January I returned to the UAE as I needed to keep my job going but the relationship was formally terminated by me in June 2016FINANCESI have paid for the vast majority of expenses since 1989 when I first started living with Louise. I would say that she contributed about 18% into the pot and was able to spend her BA salary on herself. We had separate accountsI decided in Mar 2016 to end the relationship formally and I gave her notice that I would terminate the Tenancy of Twynham Farm our family home and that she could find another home and gave her notice in Mar 2016 to vacate by Jun 2016. I continued (whilst still in the UAE) to service the rent until Jun 2016. She has now acquired her own rental property and since repatriated to Nottingham.She is still in possession of my personal belongings including a car.I would like a free consultation to determine my options Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court? Customer: no Ive just got a copy sent of the Decree Absolute from the Portsmouth Coury Assistant: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county do you live in? Customer: Fareham, Hampshire so Portsmouth Courts Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: no
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I am afraid that whilst you would still be able to make a financial claim if you have not remarried and there was no final order, the one thing you cannot make a claim for is a Pension Sharing Order.
Whilst you can ask for her Pension to be considered it would be the pension as valued in 1999 - not the pension benefits as they are now.
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No I am afraid that makes no difference whatsoever
Had you remarried of course that would have been different