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Fair Financial Settlement for 2.5 yr marriage

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09 Jan 08 #10329 by longbow
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Hi, been married approx 2.5 yr,own my house 4 bed with 85k mortgage, my x2b put 80k into the house when we married, put her on mortgage last yr, then said wanted to leave later on, what would be a fair settlement in view of the short time ?, may be house worth 350k less whats owing.i have my two teenagers living with me from previous marriage, no kids involved.Thanks.

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09 Jan 08 #10330 by Specialdad
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In view of the short marriage.

She gets her £80k back.

Then the remaining £185 split 50/50.

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09 Jan 08 #10348 by sexysadie
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I don't think that's right. I think she gets her £80 000 back plus a share of how much the value has increased during the marriage. The marriage is short so she shouldn't be entitled to 50% of value and certainly not 50% once she's got her cash input back.


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10 Jan 08 #10354 by longbow
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thanks sexysadie i was breaking out in a sweat then !!, sounds ok to me, only we both earn the same,if we sold the house i would still need the same size to accomodate my old teenage kids. thanks

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