Hi, can anyone help.
I’m living with my husband and the marriage is over. It’s been coming a few years due to lack of communication etc..
We are totally living separate lives but he just won’t admit it’s done. He works shift work and acts like a lodger really.
We moved to anew house at start of the year and mortgage is in my name as he previously had a house in his own name that was repossessed.
He had let this out but stopped paying mortgage (all behind my back). I found out by seeing a letter from bank. Anyway long story short I eventually got a mortgage in my own name which was difficult.
He paid towards deposit so I have suggested to him that I will pay him this money back.
Things got really bad since COVID so I had enough and contacted a family law solicitor over the summer who issued two letters to him advising that I wanted to separate and for him to contact a solicitor.
He has completely ignored these which I expected.
My next step is to get a judicial separation but will have to pay €5000 upfront.
Do I have any other options here? As I don’t know how much it will cost especially if husband continues to ignore letters etc..
I have tried numerous times to suggest mediation or get him to contact a solicitor so that costs won’t be so high.. he won’t stir and says he will not be separating from me... it’s really tough trying to be in the same house and we have a little girl who is stuck in the middle...
I know I can start paying money to solicitor to get the ball rolling but they can’t confirm total costs so am just very unsure.. I don’t qualify for legal aid as I work full time... it’s really tough as feel so stuck and would appreciate any advice. Thanks