More news from my solicitor. They have finally come up with a figure to offer as a settlement. I am most pleased to find that they agree with me and have suggested a figure which I won’t have to increase my mortgage/take a loan from my parents in order to pay (I stopped spending money as soon as the separation occurred and threw everything at my savings in order to prevent this). If accepted. Big if. But after various delays and the solicitors losing my correspondence and e-mails going AWOL, I am much more warmly disposed to them right now.
It sheds some different light on career choices if I can fully own the house without an additional mortgage/loan to pay off.