TainanTom wrote:I . . . been married to a Taiwanese for almost a year. We actually have a very nice loving relationship, but she is extremely adamant about a divorce . . .
I don't buy it. It's possible that this is the story; it just doesn't pass the smell test.
TainanTom wrote: . . . The issue is money. . . . (I wanna) make sure I won't be screwed and I don't want to screw her. We have a home. Instead of buying a new place, we ended up moving into a place her uncle owns and we spent a lot of money on a big remodel and decorating it. Lots of my money and now it's really nice with expensive furniture, appliances, and electronics. I was under the impression it was a wedding gift . . .
You figured her uncle gave you a home as a wedding present?! Seriously? Is this part of the "only gettin' 5% of the assets" that you're talkin' about? Cuz, you know what the rest of us got from uncles-in-laws as wedding presents?
TainanTom wrote:. . . I paid for (stuff) . . . She mentioned the house isn't ours and the car is hers. Money earned is probably 60% /40% in her favor but she said she can only offer me maybe 5% of the assets worth. What are my options?
If you claim the house is half yours, you're trying to scam her. If she's giving you five cents on the dollar for all the car payments and lovely furniture, she's trying to scam you.
What you had may have been a very nice loving relationship at one time. What you have is, well . . .
Get ready to lose a lot of money. That's what usually happens in a divorce. If you come within half a million NT of what you put into this very brief marriage, you should be doing backflips all the way to Moosejaw. Then chalk it up as a very expensive lesson (or if it makes you feel better, pretend you rented the services of a high-priced hooker for a wild year in the Far East).
(what's in parentheses is mine)