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what is my husband entitled to when we divorce

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hello i wonder if you could give me some advice. my husband and i are in the process of separating. we have been married three and a half years and together for five and a half years. he earns much less than i do however has never contributed in a fair way i pay all of the household bills including the mortgage and he pays for sky, internet and phones. i owned my house (with a mortgage) before he moved in with me. the only significant contribution has been paying for a new kitchen (which his mother also helped towards) he has also bought new white goods and a TV (I didnt have TV before he moved in and I pay for licence). last year my outgoings went up considerably as i had to revert to a payment mortgage instead of an interest only mortgage (which i had when my daughter was studying) and he agreed to pay £300 towards household expenses per month he did this in march, april and May then missed until he paid september, october december and january. Our respective children are all adults and live independently. when we divorce will i have to sell my house to share it with him?

LauraBridges Thu 20-Feb-14 10:58:02

Legally though that doesn't matter,. My children's father worked full time and did not give up a career but I earned 10x more and he still got more than half because of the income disparity. The "compensation" is not just because you gave up a career. You can give nothing up continue on £13k a year but as your other half male or female did well whether by investing in property, a job or whatever the low earner who could never have earned much get a huge pay out on divorce even though no sacrifices made by them and they work full time on low wages and the higher earner pays out. This is why the UK is the divorce capital of the world for lower earners who even try to persuade husbands or wives to move here so they can divorce here.

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