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Calculating ''needs''

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21 Aug 12 #350926 by Cheeseandpickled
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My wife and I have always had a joint account since marrying. All expenses, mortgage payments, insurace, bils and running costs have been paid from this account.

When entering figures into Divorce Calculators to get an idea of the future financial position I may have and what I can afford, how should I best enter figures for current outgoings? Should I split everything equally even though there is a large difference between our earnings?

Is the fact that everything currently is paid from a joint account irrelevant and I just estimate what I believe I will need for the future?

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21 Aug 12 #350935 by Tets
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You need to estimate what you believe you will need. There is a template here to help you.

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