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The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

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12 Mar 08 #16628 by realitybites
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Hi, I am new here and trying to guesstimate the future... I currently don't work to look after young child (3yr). I did work all our marriage (10yrs) until 6 months ago when i stopped. Out of that 10 years approx 7 of them i worked part time at 3 days... so the question is... in the future i'd expect to work, and would do so 3 days a week, but could my husband expect me, and base the divorce calculations on me returning full time?

Any advice appreciated! thanks

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12 Mar 08 #16635 by Fiona
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Courts will make orders based on what would be expected when people maximise their opportunities. However, some allowance is made for looking after young children so the settlement could be based on phased return to full employment.

When someone works 16 hours or more are entitlement to WFTC kicks in, which can make a huge impact on finances. Sometimes working more than this is of little advantage because the amount reduces and there are more costs associated with childcare.

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