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joannewatson | 13:00 Mon 24th Jan 2011 | Law
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My husband had an affair and moved out of our home in July 2009, and I now want to start divorce proceedings. We have a 3 year old son who he has over maybe once or twice a fortnight, but its as and when he wants and only for a few hours, so its sporadic and inconvenient. We have agreed I will buy him out of the family home so I have been to see a solicitor and got advice re defined access and the house just to see where I stand. When I told my ex he has reacted badly and is now saying he wont see our son until I have bought him out and is sending me abusive text messages. I am a single mum, work full time and get what I think is an average salary, tax credits which cover the childminders fees and my husband is giving me £20pw child maintenance. The solicitor will charge £264 just to send a letter out defining everything which I cant afford as this is just going to turn into thousands. Solicitor says I wont get legal aid. however, I completed a legal aid calculator on the net which says I should get it. My dad died last year and left his house to me and my two sisters, but my third when sold will be used to buy my husband out of the house, so not sure if this will be taken into consideration.

Please can someone give me some advice or guidance? Thanks

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