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31 Oct 07 #5585 by GOLDWING44
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I am about to serve my x to be wife with the divorce petition.Arrangements for the children will go with it all signed by both parties. I dont wish to request Ancilary relief with respect to the House we both own.

I am quite happy for her to remain as long as req,ref the children and their education etc. Divorce ison the grounds of 2 years separation and eventually with her consent.

Both of us are doing it without solicitors and so far its not going to bad. I may be losing a wife but seem to be getting an old friend back.(how scary is that!)

Looking at various peoples experiences the house is likley to be split app 70/30 in her favour ! with Ancilary relief applied for !

Does this seem the usual ratio. I would be happy with a 60/40 I pay the mortgage on it instead of child maintainance as it then does not affect her benifits she gets.

Would it not be easier for us to draft an agreement togeter to say how we split it and when?

with a 48k mortgage on a house worth min of 160k

Any help wwould be ace! :(

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31 Oct 07 #5586 by gone1
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Sounds nice and cosey. Are you sure your getting divorced? Perhaps you should marry her? Sorry. Yea sounds a good idea. Its nive when its all happy. I cant believe I used to hold my wife's hand atthe beggining. Chris.

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