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14 Aug 12 #349452 by madm
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Is abilIty to work taken into consideration, if one party is choosing not to work.how is this decided upon when making a fair judgement when one party is working , has pension , lives in marital home with two children and other party has number of properties and is choosing not to work but making claim on MH

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16 Aug 12 #349880 by Divorce_Lawyer_UK
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The court will always take into account as one of the Checklist factors, the ability to work. If there is nothing prohibiting them from working - i.e. disability or child care for very young or disabled children - then the court does have the power to attribute an earning capacity to them.

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