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wife being difficult over divorce settlement,help!

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27 Sep 12 #358271 by Lostboy67
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There is some truth in what your ex says regarding the valuation. The figure you should be working from is the net value, which is the value less the notional costs associated with selling, so that would be solicitors fees / estate agent fees. Typically a value of 3% is common so using a 170k figure isn''t unreasonable.

Looking at the % split it is tilted in your wife''s favour quite a lot at around the 70:30 split.
Having said that you would appear to be fighting over 3k, you need to weigh up how much it will cost in additional fees etc, but also the additional stress involved.


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27 Sep 12 #358291 by bikemad650
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i completly agree with u. i need enough to start again to put enough down for a new house big enough to sleep the kids. why is she doing this? shes mad

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28 Sep 12 #358294 by hawaythelads
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Take the £40k pretending you are really being shafted and unhappy so that she thinks she has the satisfaction of shafting you.
Otherwise if she doesn''t truly believe that she has shafted you and you seem half way happy with £40k she will drop you to £30k.
You''ve got more chance of seeing God than getting £50k out of it or £43k and the solicitor fees will mean even if you got £50k that would be £10k for them and £40k for you.
All the best
HRH xx

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