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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 Jun 12 #339456 by maisymoos
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Hello Car

Sorry that you find yourself here, but you will get tons of support.

Does your stbx not have any pensions?

Are there other marital assets or debts other then the home?

He is paying bills and mortgage, so appears to himself recognise that you need financial support. I would say you are very likely to be due some SM, especially if you are limited to working due to health issues, although this needs to be considered alongside the rest of the asset split.

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First point is to look at need, how much would you need to buy a new property in your area? Your mortgage raising potential is none. So housing needs to be the primary consideration for you both. In theory you only need one bed places as there are no children.

Then you need to look at what you need to live on take it away from your earnings and determine what the gap is. Its then a question of affordability on whether SM would be payable, taking into account his reasonable living costs too.

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27 Jun 12 #339553 by Kitsi
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I am in a simiilar position
Yesterday I was in court for the FDR
We have 8 cats and 6 chickens- my dh left me just before Christmas and rented a flat for 3625 after askinge me to get the household expenses down so we could have a holiday. I took virtually £500 off them and he was so happy then i found he was having an affair with my friend- nude piccies of her on the pc- and that he had alreday rented a house anticipating i would be able to make savings
i am also 10 years older 52 to his 42 and he earns now what i earned when we married. he says ge was awed by me b rather than in love with me
ANYWAY- I was told the court would not take into account my need for a garden for chcickens aand my cats that a one bed place each would be th elogical starting point for our assets split. Like you I have minimal income.
I offer no answers but my heart goes out to you.

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27 Jun 12 #339560 by Binned
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Thanks Kitsie, sorry to hear that your in the same boat. I suspect another woman , the signs were there, ill never trust anyone again. Thanks for the heads up,i just want to be secure. I saw to all our finances and helped him furtur his career, then he just dumps me when he gets bored. Anyway im stronger and wiser now. Good luck, hope you win through.

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