I thought I’d heard it all until I met my brother after some time only to be shocked!!
A few years ago he fell in love with a woman from Ghana who only really wanted Citizenship and his money. Sadly he still can’t believe that anyone can do this kind of lying but he recently had a rude awakening. These last few weeks he has been getting bailiff threats for around 6 grand that she took from different banks using his identity. Unlucky for him when they got married he gave her copies of everything (passport etc.) and even got taken to a Ghanian solicitor to sign a document saying our family don’t accept her and treating her mean, WTF!??
He has no clue what to do and neither do I. Has anyone ever heard of this kind of scam and how I might be able to help him?
The cards and loans etc i can understand getting duped. But to go to a solicitor and sign paperwork saying she’s been treated badly… he doesnt deserve helping, what if it had blown up on your family, he didnt care about them when he signed it did he?
Something similar but different happened to a teacher at my school. She married a chap she met on holiday. They had a child and she financed him through university so he could become a doctor. When he graduated he left her. There are some nasty pieces of work out there.
My ex wife wasn’t a thief, she left me everything, including the negative equity
Walked out the week after we lost 9-0 to Man Utd too. I spent weeks and months trying to get over it, sleepless nights, constant nightmares, hot and cold flushes, flashbacks etc, but I just couldn’t get that 9th goal out of my head
Think he’s worried she’ll take half of everything he owns. He’s not the brightest guy and she’s already managed to get a degree with BA Hons and a good job with the local Council. Im sure next on her list is citizenship
Divorce has a bad name, particularly because of highlighted cases.
Would need a lot more details about the position, do they own a house together, are there any children involved.
If the answer is no to both, then she will be unlikely to get anything, she is educated and can work, and isn’t living a particularly special lifestyle that needs protecting.
I would be surprised if a court awarded her anything.
If there are children things will be different depending on custody, and if there is property, and it was bought together, it will most likely be split (if no children) or awarded to the custodial parent until such time as the youngest child is 18. At which time it should also be split.
Shouldn’t judge Divorce by the sensational cases in the media, the reality is a lot more mundane and even handed.