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10 May 12 #329626 by Simie61
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Can anyone answer the following question i have.

I am about to Petition for divorce and will be applying for residence of the children and also to keep the house. Obviusly I will have to "buy the wife out", even though the house and mortgage are in my name only.

If I do this, does this reduce or negate the need for maintenance payments?


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10 May 12 #329627 by rubytuesday
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Are you talking about spousal maintenance? SM is based not just on her needs, but also on your ability to pay.

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10 May 12 #329630 by maisymoos
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Hi Simie

A judge would consider the split of equity when considering periodical payments, but as Ruby has said it is about need and ability to pay.

It will make no difference if the marital home is in your name, it will still be regarded as a marital asset.

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