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He's buying a house before the decree nisi

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awesmum Mon 24-Feb-20 09:43:08

STBXH is I think buying a house before we've been issued with the decree nisi, it is imminent but it appears so is his move.

He refuses to deal with the money side of things so it's going to have to go through the courts. I am entitled to 50% but he's refusing to give me anything.

What do you suggest or think will happen?

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Cara78 Mon 24-Feb-20 11:23:51

The decree nisi is the first stage of divorce, you are not divorced until the decree absolute and before then any financial matters are usually settled.

Generally speaking you will be entitled to 50% on any marital assets, possibly more depending on children, earning potential and other factors.

If he is buying a house before you are officially divorced, then he's not very clever! Get yourself some advice though! smile

millymollymoomoo Mon 24-Feb-20 11:59:03

You’re not entitled to 50% you’re entitled to a fair share - might be more or less than 50%
Start financial proceeding through your solicitor

awesmum Mon 24-Feb-20 12:25:22

It is in the hands of the solicitor, but if they don't know what he's up to it's a bit difficult to figure out what's happening.

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LemonTT Mon 24-Feb-20 13:07:59

It’s daft until he knows his financials and wouldn’t be something a lender would like to see. But at the end of the day he is turning cash into an asset. You’ll still be entitled to 50%

Toomanycats99 Mon 24-Feb-20 13:11:18

Are you joint owners of the current house? The solicitors will need to see consent order to take your name off current mortgage.

awesmum Mon 24-Feb-20 13:58:44

We both rent our own houses, we've been separated over a year now.

He's intending on giving me nothing financially.

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awesmum Mon 24-Feb-20 13:59:46

Note we own a business together, value of 500k which he's trying to keep everything of.

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FrockFrockFrockityFrock Mon 24-Feb-20 17:29:37

Well he can try all he damn well likes to keep everything. But it won't happen. Your solicitor will know best so listen to them.

Otter71 Tue 25-Feb-20 12:05:16

How does he propose to keep all the business? If it's jointly owned he has to buy you out. Get your solicitor on this and get started on the consent order. Unless he has other assets elsewhere though it doesn't seem a great plan...

tisonlymeagain Tue 25-Feb-20 12:08:34

I bought a house before nisi, I had to, I had nowhere else to live and wasn't going to rent. As long as everyone gets their fair share...(Which as others have said, isn't necessarily 50% - I took 28%).

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