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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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27 Dec 07 #9570 by shaun1260
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Hi I am new to this site and would like any input I can get !

Male aged 47, in the process of getting divorced, (petitioner), want to know , after the divorce is obtained
how long aprox if everyone acts reasonably, does the final settlement take to be agreed ? I am getting 50% of the proceeds of the house sale, in a couple of weeks and need to know if its a good/bad idea to reinvest it in a new house, and what would happen if ex wants more than 50% ? I have 2 kids 15/12 and the youngest one wants to come back and live with me when I get a perm home.

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27 Dec 07 #9578 by attilladahun
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You should get a final order asap

Earliest time on or after D/N

I would buy a home as prices aren't increasing greatly

If she wants more than 50% Crt will only order if you can raise that maybe by a further advance -if you cannot then why would the Court award her that?

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28 Dec 07 #9620 by Specialdad
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You are looking at 2 years and upwards to sort things out. Get ready for a long slog. B)

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