WYSpecial - you are right, I did think my ex had a secret account. Turned out it was a bank loan. Like so many of the high earners on this site he spent far beyond his means (even with a 90k base salary) - he made me remortgage the house so he could buy a yacht.
Not my problem now. Today I put in an offer on a lovely house where I can be mortgage free and live happily on my 28k salary.
Charles - you are right. My case is not incredibly high worth but. I guess with property and
pensions we were talking about nearly a million.
iusedtolovehim, it would be really helpful to others if you could post detail of the value of the individual assets (including the shares and pensions) held in joint and sole names. Divorce settlements depend on the overall facts and the problem with posting outcomes is people''s circumstances are rarely exactly the same the same.
Thank you. In summary that''s a 73:27 split. Your housing needs are similar and the extra 23% above 50:50 is presumably to achieve a
clean break and income in retirement to avoid ongoing spouse maintenance. Husband has £40k to invest in a home and can pay off a mortgage with his income and share options as well as reducing the discrepancy in
pensions with additional contributions.