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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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10 Feb 08 #13439 by Byza
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I have been seperated for 18 months and (despite my adultery) it is unlikely that my husband will agree to divorce me until 5 years have lapsed.
We are trying to (amicably) sort out our finances (not !) Can someone tell me that if we come to an arrangement on our finances can we make that legal and ie then not have any claim on each others future assets (eg if one of us won the lottery, or came into some money) even if the divorce is dragged out to 5 years?

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11 Feb 08 #13461 by Josh2008
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Option (1) if your H will not agree to a divorce and you want one before the 5 year rule, you can use the unreasonable behavior rule.

It is not too difficult to find some elements of a spouse’s behavior to find intolerable to continue living with, and the courts do not require extreme examples.

Option (2) If H will agree to a legal separation, and then finances can be sorted out prior to divorce

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11 Feb 08 #13554 by Byza
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Thanks for that.
Does a legal separation mean tat is the end of the matter, or if I did win the lottery for example, would my s2bx be able to claim half, until we are divorced

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12 Feb 08 #13713 by Josh2008
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Finances can be sorted out during the process of legal separation, once sorted and ratified in court, there is no claim against either party, unless it could be proved that either party had been evasive in the original settlement.

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