My name is ******r & I am seeking help for a very recent marriage separation & need some legal advise regarding, what is

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Customer: So my name is ******r & I am seeking help for a very recent marriage separation & need some legal advise regarding, what is the approach when my X wife has left me since Mid December last year married for 2 years, but were together for 30 years & is now living in down South & is already in a new relationship living with a new partner> The situation I am in is I had sold my shares of the business prior to her leaving me for $60,000 in which I have only given her close to $10,000 of it due to the circumstances but I am withholding legal advise now as I was the only income holder, but have always been 95% of our life, Reason for our separation is, she had a gambling problem with $ so I couldn't trust to give her $ with her blowing it & also she had been on class A - P drugs off & on as well so I did not know who she was anymore or could trust her any more especially our last 12 months off & on unitl Decemeber ???? Any advise right now would be much appreciated.

JA: What are the assets involved here? Are there any minor children?

Customer: No so we have 2 daughters together adult now aged 29 & 23 & 1 grand daughter aged 2 also down south to my older daughter, my younger lives with me & we don't any property have rented all these years, Mainly just have standard house hold stuff nothing expensive, 1 car in which brought for her which I still owe $6K on & just everyday living expenses keeping a roof over our heads a few small HPs

JA: The Family Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. Were any marital funds used for the mortgage or property improvements?

Customer: dont own any property so no $ spent there

JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?

Customer: Just about what to I pay for as I need to swap ownership papers over for the car as its still under my name & don't want any more unexpected bills,

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Hi there! I’m Attorney Dani, and I am here to help! Please give me a moment while I review your question. Depending on the complexity of your issue, this might take 10 or more minutes. Rest assured, I am working on your question, so please wait until I respond.

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That was a lot of information; can you advise as to what is your precise question?

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with money in my account in which she willl be getting what she can from me now separated,
I was waiting to get lawyers advise of how this is going to play out from now under the circumstances,
The $6K I owe in the car she now has down South under my name, I am still to change the ownership papers over soon as I dont want anymore fines re-occurring as I have had for years & do I pay the remainder of the car from my business shares money or wait until I have sorted things properly with a lawyer ?
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It may be a good idea to pay the finance on the car and transfer this into her name. Then you can avoid any more tickets from her use of the car. Normally relationship property is divided equally, but if you have let her have the car and paid off the finance then you can say to her that she has had enough from the relationship. It would be expensive to bring a claim in the family court for 1/2 share of the $60,000, taking into account that she has already had the value of the car and the refinance. In addition, if she has gambled money and spent it on drugs, you have further arguments for not paying any further money

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That was exactly my thorts to stop any further unnecessary drama , cheers
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Great, glad to help

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