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We have a daughter who will turn 6 in November... We were married in 2000, so 13 years, but we were together before that for about 7 years... She currently isn;t working which is probably one of the problems we have as this puts a strain on my financial resources
I should also have mentioned that our only assets are material - fiscally we only have debt, no savings or policies. My concerns really are over the legal aspects as I believe that we are subject to Dubai law as we do not reside in South Africa currently. As Dubai law is based in Sharia law, I do not want to leave my wife and child in the lurch. I would be happy to pass on all physical assets to her and of course, offer child support for the future. I would only need to ensure that I can start a new life and still be able to recover from the debt...
Would the same hold true if my wife was gainfully employed? She has not contributed financially since we arrived in Dubai six years ago...
This may sound a bit strangean but what effect would infidelity have..? can imagine that if my wife was unfathful, there would be a difference, but given this situation, would there be a financial difference if I was the one 'found out'? haven't yet, but there have been opportunities that I haven't pursued, but if this would expediate the divorce without any negative financial impact, it might be worth letting her find out about a 'relationship' even if it isn't an actual one...
She does have an FB account... You're right about Sharia law - sex out of wedlock is illegal and punishable by jail time and/or deportation - to be honest it's probably the biggest reason I haven't pursued any of the opportunities I've had and not so much a sense of loyalty to the wife. I have consulted the Dubai Court and the process seems pretty straight forward, I'm not sure what the settlement laws are though. Doesn't the fact that her lifestyle has left me in debt count for anything? I mean I can't afford 'the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed' now. Much less if I have to pay for 2 households... She quite simply refuses to work as she wants the best care for our daughter - if she works, we'll need a nanny which she refuses to do...
I'll do that... Many thanks. Can you recommend anyone or should I just use Google?
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Many thanks again... I'll Rate the reply to finish off now... All the best to you