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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

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What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

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A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


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28 Sep 20 #514255 by Beardy
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Married 16 years. 2 children (1 at uni in Newcastle and one doing A levels - private school). House worth approx £800k, pension pot approx £600k. Sold business so have £1.9m in bank. Previously always overdrawn due to school fees. Wife never worked. I asked but she refused to get a job even after kids were of school age. First time we have money in bank. Now looks like we are getting divorced, amicably at present. I think she is happy to share cost of kids education. Want to avoid legal costs. She will keep house. Is it a simple 50/50 split or does my hard work building a business over 30+ years count for anything? We're both 59.

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28 Sep 20 #514262 by WYSPECIAL
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All contributions to a marriage are seen as equal so her looking after the home will be seen the same as you building a business

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