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Middle of getting divorce, husband bought new car

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Joy5 · 07/06/2012 13:51

I'm in the process of getting divorced, through mediation, at the start both myself and my husband had cars that were roughly the same value and it was agreed at mediation that we wouldn't claim against each others vehicles due to this.

In the past 6 weeks, he has 'scrapped' his car and replaced it with a two year old one. He insists though that this new car is borrowed.

Is there any way i can find out who owns the new car, as i can't believe someone would let him use their car for so long. Its parked outside his new home, most nights of the week, i'm assuming he spends the other nights at his new partners.

It seems really unfair that he has now got a new car, when he can walk to work, wheres i'm left with a 12 year one, that i need to get to work.

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foolonthehill · 07/06/2012 15:35

Won't he have to show all income/outgoings for the last 3 months for the lawyers to ratify the mediated agreement?

(am in middle so a bit hazy on procedure myself)

Miggsie · 07/06/2012 15:40

My friend went through this for several items and the solicitor forced disclosure and asset ownership. It them did count as property to be split

However, it is possible that he bought it and registered it in someone else's name in order to not be the owner in which case it is difficult to prove it is his.

MissyMessy · 11/06/2012 09:56

We swapped cars and got the registration documentation changed. It was decided that since I now have possession of the more valuable car, that imbalance will be taken account of when dividing the marital assets.

My understanding is that the marital assets are up until the date of separation.

So I would expect it will be his old car value that will be taken into consideration, not the new one.

Good luck!

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