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Only in the past when we visited as a family for limited periods - two weeks/one month and so on. Last year when my Dad was alive she came over and stayed for a month or two (I initially scarpered out of the country for couple weeks) to engage in a (failed) conciliation exercise. He felt powerless to prevent it.
For reasons of convenience, when tenants went into the UK matrimonial home, the entire family's postal forwarding address in UK was swapped to my father's house, so some of her mail is redirected manually (by myself or my son). She has a coat and some few minor pieces of clothing here - almost nothing.
The matrimonial home in the UK has been rented out since 2007/8.
She could stay with her sister or friend - both also in London. She actually has no reason to come to the UK yet as no court proceedings have been commenced. The petition is not even in.
And I have been forwarding between £1000-2500 a month to her. I will axe this as she is now receiving half the rent from the matrimonial home in UK after four-month gap when there were no tenants.
All her business/salon/weightloss-vacuunut equipment/machines are in Ghana where she neglected to restart her business. She has no job in the UK but is free to get one.
Thank you, Claire,
Because of the effect on the kids, I do not want to pray in aid past disturbances/incidents of violence as I don't think it helps the process.
How can she claim this is the matrimonial home just because I came to stay here to look after my father in his last days or because my son (still here) came for the same reason (I do travel a lot) ?
If she turns up and insists, can I call the police anyway? Doesn't de facto separation and a history of tension, violence and sabotage to equipment count for anything?
And since we are in some kind of protracted 'judicial dispute' -- even if the petition is not yet before the court -- can she just barge in and rifle thru personal documents - personal and professional? Surely I have the right to forcibly prevent that?
Standing my ground will inevitably lead to someone getting hurt -- isn't that an issue?