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Hello, my name is Marcus.
I presume you are not married.
Do you have children?
Do you own property, if so do you do so jointly.
Thank you for that.
How long have you been married?
How old are the children?
What is the value of the family home and the outstanding mortgage?
Are there any other assets such as pensions?
What are your respective incomes?
Who is the primary carer for the children?
Sorry for all the questions!!
Did you live together for long before marriage?
What is the nature of the business? Is it likely to have a value or just income stream?
What would like to achieve and have you discussed matters with your husband.
Firstky you may well have a claim against the company and your husbands pension.
There is nothing you need to do re: separation.
There is no need or procedure to register separation.
As regards wanting evidence of separation the redirection would be sufficient.
To be honest we do not usually have issues in establishing the date of separation - if you both agree.
If you both agree then no evidence to prove is required for either divorce proceedings or financial matters.
The next step is to consider whether to issue divorce proceedings depending on how you feel about it.
What are your thoughts on this?
In that case there really is little for you to do now.
Have you applied for tax credits / universal credit and is he paying child support.
If yes to the above are you able to make ends meet or do you need to top up child support with spousal maintenance?
If you can demonstrate a need for a top up for you being spousal maintenance then you would ask him in the first instance. If he says no you can apply to the court for Maintenance Pending Suit - being maintenance for you.
What I say to clients is draw a line down a page. On one side set out your income from all sources including child support. On the other side set out all your reasonable outgoings. If there is a shortfall you can claim that by way of spousal maintenance.
If you are forced to apply to court you would need to issue divorce proceedings to be able to do so.
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