Disability and Divorce
I am going through a nasty divorce. I am disabled, I have X linked hypophosphataemic rickets and have had my bowel removed. I have been to family court twice now and whilst the judge ruled in my favour, this is not an order and I find I am having to carry on trying to negotiate with a man who, quite frankly wants to see me suffer. He wants me to take out a mortgage using my PIP payment as part of my income. I cannot manage without my care package and it would mean spending that money on housing when it is there for my care. The banks are accepting PIP as part of income in mortgage applications...I feel the law is against me. Any advice?
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