I am a Canadian, 3 years on a work visa, who has 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 for the sole reason that she just doesn't want to be married and wants to be alone. She's very independent.
The issue is money. Basically, I'm going to leave Taiwan afterwards and need to 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, but no name transfer. She has a Mercedes which we bought while engaged. Her name but I paid too. We have a business, both our names are on the rent contract for the space but we don't have a business license. I paid for that with my money but after marriage. We are selling the business now but for peanuts compared to what was paid, we did make money with it. I'm going to leave expensive gifts and personal items out of this, jewelry, watches, etc. Also, we are now living by paycheck because of all this investment in our future but we are living very comfortablely with no problems.
We don't meet any official grounds for a contested divorce. We want to have an easy divorce but money is going to be a problem. 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?