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open offer help please? (6 Posts)
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09 February, 2017 04:26PM
open offer help please?
dellou - 09 February, 2017 04:26PM
Hi I have to make an open offer to the courts for final hearing. Any advice on what a reasonable offer would be-

Wife: 50k equity in property
Married including co hab (8 years)

Husband- 30k assets

Marital debt £6k ( was 9k but I have paid £3k off)

State pensions only,

Both aged 52
No children to the marriage.

wife owned property 11 years before marriage. Husband bought no assets to marriage. ( sent to prison for attempted murder on me, his litigation behaviour has been bad- two penal notices and still didn't comply, gambling and financial behaviour during the marriage has been evidenced- I have paid off his business bank loan of £25k, can I include this in my calculations?

Any idea what the correct format is for making the open offer and do I need to state the reasons after each bullet point? are there any links for sample statements that I could use? any ideas please?
Re: open offer help please?
davidterry - 09 February, 2017 05:57PM
Everything to you, nothing to him? You are, after all, entitled to damages for attempted murder. Or is there some reason why he should be left with anything?
Re: open offer help please?
dellou - 09 February, 2017 06:21PM
Thank you David I am hoping the courts will see that he is not entitled to anything from me- there is no reason he is entitled to anything except he may come after me again! I have a non- mol order but that wouldn't stop him! If I offered something he may leave me alone? he has two penal notices for non disclosure and still I have not a lot to go on- do I have to put reasons in my offer under my bullet points?
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Bubblegum - 09 February, 2017 06:27PM
I'm with David. His conduct s shocking. Go for the lot, I take you've made a needs case for all the assets.
You're almost there now! I'm afraid I'm a few weeks away from open offers which my barrister will draft- otherwise I would have sent you mine to use as a template. I'll let you know if I find anything of help though.smileys with beer
Re: open offer help please?
dellou - 09 February, 2017 07:19PM
Thanks Bubble- yes I have made a needs case- I need my home as my Father lives with me four nights a week as he has Alzheimers and my Mum is struggling with her own health issues as well. I am hoping this will be taken into consideration? If you can find a draft copy that would be a great help- I have looked but cannot find one- I mainly need to know if I need to explain each bullet point underneath? x
Re: open offer help please?
Bubblegum - 09 February, 2017 07:25PM
My understanding is that this can be set out in the form of a letter and should specify the issues that are in dispute and terms of the order sought. It would seem sensible to set out the justification of each of the terms/order.
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