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did i get a bad deal

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11 Sep 12 #355161 by easal
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Hi. I am going to give you the general outcome of my recent divorce in the london family court, see if you think I was hard done by.
Money and assets split 60/40 in my ex wifes favour.
Pension split 60/40 in my favour.
child maintenance at CSA rates.
£500 per month joint life order to my ex.
Total legal fees between the 2 parties approx £140,000

I am thinking of contesting this, what do you think.

Thanks for any comments

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11 Sep 12 #355178 by pixy
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no one can comment constructively without fuller information about what assets and liabilities there were to divide.

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11 Sep 12 #355179 by somuch2know2
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what was the house worth
what is your salary
what is hers
and what are your ages?

From what I hear London LOVES to give joint lives

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11 Sep 12 #355193 by easal
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cash 550,000 euros
one property with £110,000 equity
one property with £70,000 equity
pension fund of £220,000

thats about it. kids aged 14 and 8 years
Its the joint life order that gets me.
we were married for 14 years. my ex is 35 years old, i am 43 years old.

I earn £120,000 p.a. my ex earns £30,000 pa.

thanks for the comments

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11 Sep 12 #355197 by maisymoos
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I personally think a joint lives order seems a bit steep, is the Maintenance RPI linked? Will it end on her remarriage?

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11 Sep 12 #355198 by somuch2know2
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I dont think you got a very good deal
Both me and my ex are 42
I earn a wee bit more than you, she earns 6K
we have 3 kids (she got 200K from house sale)just under 1/2 my pension

My SM is 5K a year for 12 years (or youngest turns 18) with a bar

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11 Sep 12 #355200 by easal
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the joint lives order ends on her getting re married. it isn''t RPI linked, looks like I won on that one.

glad the general consensus is that I didn''t do so well.

maybe I''ll give it a year and revisit the sitch.can''t afford it right now, mind you my lawyer has a brand new audi R8 lol

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