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I dont understand the calculation

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22 Mar 08 #17388 by April15
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After using the Divorce Calculator for my partner I really dont understand the results. His x2b had a larger split of the equity (20k plus a car) but now has her own house and a small mortgage while my partner earns more but has a large mortgage and bigger outgoings as myself and my daughter are his dependents. There is a big difference in pension which my partner is addressing by offering her a transfer of pension but she wants a 20K lump sum on top of this which we dont have and my partners solicitor says she is not entitled to.
They have no children of their own. The calculator says based on outgoings husband to pay wife £181 wife to pay husband £405.

Based on household/childcare needs husband should pay wife £474.

Please help what does this mean?

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22 Mar 08 #17389 by DownButNotOut
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That part of the calculator output is not very clear.

I have seen that happen before when one party is being left with a mortgage free or close to mortgage free property.

If you send me the full output of the calculator by private message (click 'PM' under my pic on the left) I will try an unravel it for you.

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22 Mar 08 #17390 by April15
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Thanks but i really dont know how to forward the results of the calculator

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To send me the calculator results:

1) Run the calculator so you are on the results page.

2) 'Copy' the results by using your mouse to select (or highlight) the full text. You need to click the left mouse button - drag across the full text. Then press 'Ctrl' C.
(first hold down the 'Ctrl' key then press and release the C key)

3) Start a private message by clicking 'PM' which is under my picture by my forum posting. Type in a title. Then click in the main message box and paste in the calc results by pressing 'Ctrl' V.
(first hold down the 'Ctrl' key then press and release the V key)

Finally click 'Send' to send me the message.

Hope that makes sense :blink:

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26 Mar 08 #17705 by April15
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Thanks for your offer but I dont seem able to send this to you.(Im a bit useless on the computer) It seems others are having problems with the calculator also though. What I find hard to understand is the solicitors disagreeing as to who should have what. I know that each case differs but there should be some kind of formula. If there was it might help keep people from having to go to court to thrash things out. I am finding the whole thing really stressful. When I got divorced there was none of this. Infact my ex's solicitor said my solicitors offer was very fair (then again I wasn't out to take my ex to the cleaners) At the end of the day you need to be able to look yourself in the mirror.

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26 Mar 08 #17706 by April15
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Thanks for your offer but I dont seem able to send this to you.(Im a bit useless on the computer) It seems others are having problems with the calculator also though. What I find hard to understand is the solicitors disagreeing as to who should have what. I know that each case differs but there should be some kind of formula. If there was it might help keep people from having to go to court to thrash things out. I am finding the whole thing really stressful. When I got divorced there was none of this. Infact my ex's solicitor said my solicitors offer was very fair (then again I wasn't out to take my ex to the cleaners) At the end of the day you need to be able to look yourself in the mirror.

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26 Mar 08 #17719 by Fiona
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April,

If you click on the PM box just under my pic to the left of this post you can send me the details and I'll have a quick look if you want.

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