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13 Jun 12 #336452 by CastleBlayneyMan
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I realise there are a fair number of threads on the forum about levels of spousal maintanence, however I would like an experienced opinion on my situation if possible?

Married 4 years
2 Children
Separated. I''m renting, STBXW has family house and majority of time with children.
STBXW doesn''t work.
I am self-employed.

What is the best way to approach a mediation session to sort finances out and neither party feel screwed over/hard-done by?

Wishful thinking?

cheers

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13 Jun 12 #336455 by dukey
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How old are you both

How old are the kids

Are you all in good health

Did you live together before marriage

Are the children from the marriage

What is your net income

Does your wife have a profession, could she work

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13 Jun 12 #336459 by CastleBlayneyMan
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early 30s
children 3 & 1
cohabited for 1 year prior to marriage

Net income as per tax return or amount I draw down each month??

she is physically able to work, if she found a job and let me sort child care....

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13 Jun 12 #336460 by dukey
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If your a soul trader your net profit will do.

If a director what type?, and what salary structure.

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14 Jun 12 #336642 by CastleBlayneyMan
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Partnership; 5 owners

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14 Jun 12 #336653 by dukey
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No one can help unless you say what you earn.

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14 Jun 12 #336657 by CastleBlayneyMan
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I draw £4500 pcm

My taxable "earnings" are approx £100k

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