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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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23 Mar 12 #319672 by dippo1
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will my stbx pension worth 60k be included in the financial settlement?

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23 Mar 12 #319680 by maisymoos
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If the pension was accrued during cohabitation or marriage yes. Some would say that pre cohabitation pensions do not count but that is dependent on other things eg. length of marriage, life style, parties expectations during marriage etc.

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23 Mar 12 #319681 by dippo1
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we were only married 2.5yrs, the house was mine before marriage, seems not fair that my equity is included but her pension cantbe

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23 Mar 12 #319691 by sexysadie
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If there isn''t substantial cohabitation before marriage, and no children, neither the house equity nor the pensions should be shared - on a 2.5 year marriage you should each take out what you put in.

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23 Mar 12 #319700 by maisymoos
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I believe there is a young child from this marriage, so housing needs will be a priority when it comes to asset split.

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23 Mar 12 #319710 by dippo1
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i know i have offered her 25k as settlement, she has 32000 liquid assets, plus she earns 33000,i earn 9500, i cant ger a mortgage on income, her e4form shows 1977 net and 1100 after expensives, is mine a reasonable offer? no co habitation just 2.5 marriage equity is 106k

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