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    • Hurting
    • By Hurting 13th Feb 18, 11:02 PM
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    divorce and property
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:02 PM
    divorce and property 13th Feb 18 at 11:02 PM
    I found out my wife of 3.5 MONTHS was cheating and had married me to gain financial advantage, My house is still mortgaged and there is approximately £100,000 equity, I am due to inherit a quite substantial amount if money shortly. I have a small amount of proof that it was premeditated. Where do I stand? will the courts share my assets with her
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    • *max*
    • By *max* 13th Feb 18, 11:54 PM
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    No.

    Assuming you haven't been together more than a a few years and don't have kids together. Then no.
    • thorsoak
    • By thorsoak 14th Feb 18, 6:01 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:01 AM
    My understanding is that in the case of a divorce of a couple who have been married less than two years, the financial position that is taken to be that of each partner before the marriage took place.
    • chesky
    • By chesky 14th Feb 18, 6:14 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:14 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:14 AM
    If you have been married less than a year, you may have problems getting divorced, so you should probably see a solicitor for professional advice. Many of them give a free initial session but even if they do not, it will still be a price worth paying.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 14th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
    Can't generally divorce in the first year of marriage, only annul.

    You really need to speak to a solicitor, not an internet forum.
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 14th Feb 18, 10:12 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 10:12 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 10:12 AM
    How long were you together before that? Did you live together (how long)?


    Found out my first husband (of 3 months) was cheating. We'd been together 6 or so years. Had to wait a year to divorce.


    Second husband - short marriage (less than 3 years) and we were both 'returned to the financial position when we met'. I had £100k+ equity in the house and kept it. No share of pensions, assets or anything.


    Never marrying again LOL.
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