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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

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14 May 12 #330539 by PickleWitch
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Hi, my divorce petition has been signed and sent to the court, I don''t know if my sbx has been served his yet but I have just remembered that in the marital home the sbx has around 30-40 collectable items which if sold would fetch around £100+ each. Many of this collection was started before we got together but some were acquired during our 18+ years together, would I be entitled, this is the wrong word but would I have a claim to a 50/50 share of these? I do know that some of them are really valuable, and don''t want to sound like a money grabber but since the split he his living the life of Riley with his OW and me and the kids are really struggling. Any advise would be gratefully received. And would I have to inform my solicitor of these items or will there be chance in the future to mention it? Thanks again...

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15 May 12 #330587 by cookie2
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It all depends on the overall figures and circumstances. House contents are not treated in the same way as cash - one cannot house or feed oneself with a collection of jade figurines.

What kind of items are we talking about here? Is a sale likely? If for example it is his collection of postage stamps that he has had since he was 12, then I wouldn''t hold up too much hope. Often, fighting over assets such as this is a one-way route to a huge legal bill.

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