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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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16 Jul 12 #343338 by Diamonds
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Well moved on a bit since ex walked out on me after 25 years married. Started divorce proceedings, found out he is living with other woman, they rent a house together. I have been made redundant, basic payout, which cleared my overdraft, so now living on 71 pound a week, i pay all the bills for the house and have 16 pound left to live on a week. He earns 74000 annual and girl friend around the same. I am in marrital home with my daughter who is at uni close to home, so she lives with me full time. We are both losing weight. Can anyone tell me what my financial outcome will be approx. Will i have to sell house etc

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16 Jul 12 #343345 by Fiona
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It''s difficult for anyone to say without knowing the details - value of any assets (including any pensions) and liabilities in joint or sole names, respective ages and incomes, including state benefits you might are entitled to.

Under 18s are a priority but over 18s aren''t in education aren''t irrelevant and it''s reasonable for them to be provided with a base. But if the house is much bigger than required to keep a roof over your''s and your daughter''s head it may need to be sold. Alternatively you might be able to keep it until your daughter finishes a first degree. If there is a big discrepancy in incomes spouse maintenance may be a factor.

In the meantime if you are struggling, and haven''t already done so, I would suggest consulting a solicitor to find out where you stand and what options there are, in particular with regard to maintenance "pending" the divorce to tide you over.

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16 Jul 12 #343571 by Diamonds
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Thanks i will speak to my solicitor

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