I am looking to receive as close to £500k as I can.
I used to work 56 hours a week across 2 jobs to save for a deposit for a house, I moved in with my then partner in 2015, although I had a feeling, he wasn’t right for me, I still moved into his house and paid half of all bills and half his mortgage (he didn’t put me on the mortgage) as well as still saving money aside for when we eventually brought a house together.
I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2017 which really messed with my mental health, I then went onto having a miscarriage in 2018, I finally had my beautiful baby boy in 2019. Three weeks after my son was born my then partner was up to his tricks (with his addiction), I went to see a solicitor to see what I could be entitled to, to be able to escape him and his house, the solicitor worked out I would have been entitled to around 24K which I requested informally from my then partner, he refused and said that I was his tenant! I was not brave enough then to start proceedings with the solicitor.
He has always been incredibly selfish, and with me he has been controlling and manipulating, I have tried to split with him multiple times, but his controlling nature got me back, well not this time! I split with him August 2021 and have absolutely no intention of going back, however I stupidly brought a house with him in February 2021 and immediately knew I had potentially made the biggest mistake of my life.
We had the house valued ready to put on the market, but with the proceeds of the house I would not be able to remain in the area we moved to, houses in this area are being snapped up, I would love to keep this house as my son and I love it and feel safe here, I would pay my ex off and pay off the rest of the mortgage or as much of it as I can and just live a peaceful life, I am a very healthy person but stress with this situation is having an effect, as he is still living in this house with me (in a spare room).
What would a single mum want with a 4-bed house I hear you ask? It is my intention when my son is old enough to explain the concept to, to foster care children, I would need to the space to do this, all children deserve love, there are so many stories of child abuse lately and I would love to do my bit to give them back some love and show them how life should be.