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29 Feb 08 #15351 by susie wong
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I have just used the Divorce Calculator to get a rough idea of things. I have two children aged 2 & 4. It has come back with me getting 80% of assets and my husband 20%.

I can't quite believe that it would be so in my favour. Is this nonsense or do the courts really find so in favour of the mother (I have children 6 - 7 nights a week)?

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29 Feb 08 #15425 by Fiona
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The calculator is good at number crunching but it doesn't take all the individual circumstances relevant to your case into account. If you wanted to copy and paste the figures into a post we could give you an idea how accurate it is.

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01 Mar 08 #15487 by susie wong
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I'm not sure I understand. Quite nervous of doing much on this in case husband has same idea. Individual circumstances are married for 11 years, two children under 5. He left marital home and I am still there. He rents a place and sees the children but they do not stay with him. I don't work. He does and earns substantially.
I have asked him for an allowance that for the moment covers everything from mortgage to pint of milk which amounts to about 28% of his salary although he is on a basic and the rest is made up of bonus.
All I ask of him is to take care of school fees. Does this help?

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01 Mar 08 #15492 by dukey
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Hello Again

I have sent a list to help with the details you can send them to Fiona by private message no one else can see them, and yes you may well get a 80/20 split.
Fiona is an expert and can advise you.

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