26th September 2017
James’s solicitor has sent through his settlement proposal. As suspected, James clearly doesn’t want to retain an interest in our house and the proposal was that it should be sold. We have a solution to that thanks to mum and dad. But, maintenance is still an issue and to my mind, James’s anticipated monthly spend is excessive. I’m frustrated as I feel that we put forward a considered proposal that has the children’s best interests at its heart and I can’t understand why James doesn’t see this.
Rather than go backwards and forwards on this, Marilyn has suggested that we should hold a “financial roundtable”. This is where both parties meet face-to-face with their solicitors to discuss and try to agree on a settlement that works for both parties. I think that this is the right thing to do. It’s important that James hears why I believe this to be fair and I feel that I should do him the courtesy of hearing his point of view too.