hi got married to my second wife and have been with her her for 19 months. Now she is drinking heavily embarrissing me at my work. I am a A&E doctor and a teetotaller. I wish to divorce her but she expects me to rent her a place and £100 a week ! Will it be possible to settle everything with you ? I am very busy at work and dont have time for all the formalitiesdr Jan Beute
System of Law: England-and-Wales
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HIHow much do you each earn and are there any children involved?What assets and debts do you each have? Claire
There are no children involved and we were married in December 2010. Since then she was drunk at least every 2 months and repeatedly embarrassed me. Once she walked into a busy Accident and Emergengy department while I was working as a doctor. It did no good on my CV. The other time she was admitted to the intensive care due to an injury related to her drunkenness. My daughter has a 6 months old child and she was drunk and aggressive towards her and my child. It happened 2/12 ago and now at 60 years I feel very desppondent.
I even started www.beutewellness to help her to get an interest in something but the business is not worth anything due to her lack of interest and drunkenness. It cost me at least £10,000 to get it running.
I have no assets, and if I do sell my house I will have no money left.
I could declare myself insolvent as I have a few years left to continue with my work, and to save for my pension. I am a Dutch citizen and worked most of my life in Africa with the very poor - and there I worked for charity. I have been working in the UK for 11 years.
My wife does not work and she is 50 years old. She lost her previous work due to drinking.
She wishes to rent a house of £500 and a weekly salary of £100/week
Thank you. How long were you together before you were married? Do you have children together? Has she put anything into the house? What do you earn? What does she earn? How much is your house worth and how much mortgages on it? Thank you
HIThe crucial issue is what your assets and income are as this will determine what rights she hasClaire
Well I do locum work and could earn £4000 / month if I work hard and she has no incomethanks Jan
HiAnd your asset position?Claire
I have no assets - spend most of my life working with the very poor
HiThe very short length of your relationship makes her claim on you small - a years worth of maintenance is in fact the most likely outcome.I suggest that you look for a firm of solicitors that is used to working mainly online such as http://www.family-lawfirm.co.uk/ to help you sort this out as swiftly as possibleCLAIRE
25 years experience of all aspects of family law
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