FMH is 3 bed semi in village approx 5 miles from city in midlands FMH Value-£150,000 approx FMH Mortgage-£53,000
Lived in FMH for 5 yrs total
Both sold own properties to purchase FMH
2 kids 5+2 yo will live with W
Married 4 yrs
H-26k pa full time -CM £60 pw
W-14k pa 30hr week + CM £60 pw + CB + WTC
Kids stay with H 1 night pw and 3 afternoons
No other debt (to the best of my knowledge!)
Endowment worth approx 4k if cashed today
2 cars 5 yrs old
2 small pensions
approx 3k in savings total
H put 40k into purchase of FMH before marriage
W put 11k into purchase of FMH before marriage
Any advice/opinions greatly appreciated as looking for realistic settlement. Will post verbally agreed settlement at later date as mediation ongoing over a few points.
The trouble with working out or someone telling you what is a fair split, never really quite works out, if you use the calculator or someone gives you, in their opinion, a calculation based on their experience or knowledge of the courts, it will always be seen by someone as unfair.
What I am trying to say to you is, its what you and you ex2b deems fair, if you can keep the court system out of all this then that will be so much fairer for you both. The trouble with court system is, if it gets ordered who gets what, the split may even be unfairer or work out better for one party and thats the problem its a gamble.
try and come to some agreement yourselves, I do understand however that you would like someone to tell you a likely outcome so over to anyone who can advise dreyfuss on that one.