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I have a question about the divorce case. I got married to XXXXX XXXXX on Dec 2006 after my coming to UK with a fiance visa. However he issued the petition to me Feb 2012 while he forced me to find a solicitor and leave our house with a violence. Even with a help of my solicitor what I achieved was that we divorced in March 2013 because I did not defend the petition without agreeing the reasons he raised on the petition. The reasons were something like I did not go to holiday with him, I worked hard, I did not accept Christmas present: (because I worked on Sats, I had to work to pay bills as he spent too much on his hobby and jobless, our joint account was negative figure.) When we got married the house was ours and he explained to me he had a good private pension. However, he did not allow me to join my name to the house right even I helped to pay the mortgage. He defrozen the pension during the our marriage. However he insisted his offer is only 2000GBP. it seems insulting to me. I am afraid I feel my solicitor does not work to my best interest because what I achieve since last summer was the divorce status and I have been living in a room 10 miles away from the house alone. If I change a solicitor i wonder if I can see a better result or not. My solicitor seems a good career but I am not sure due to my own experience so far. English is not my native language.
the house value is around 120000 and outstanding mortgage is around 60000. His private pension is around 74000. My age will be 48 this Sep. I don't have any private pension yet because of supporting our marriage expenses. I would like to expect his pension because my state pension is half with Japanese and half with UK, which may become not enough to support my future life.
my question is about the rights of a term cohabiting