Securing a home for a mother and child

Ronald represented a wife in a case where the assets were under £200,000, primarily comprising the value of the former matrimonial home and some savings. The parties had a young child, who lived with the wife.

With her earning capacity limited in comparison to her husband’s, the wife wanted a periodical payments order, and for the husband to continue paying the mortgage in respect of the home, despite his new living arrangements involving caring for his cohabitee’s child.

Ronald was able to achieve an order for the wife that allowed her to remain in the property until the child reached majority, along with an order providing for periodical payments. Her share of the net proceeds of sale, once the home is sold, will be sufficient for her to purchase a home that meets her personal needs.