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cost of housing children

  • puffafish
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27 Jan 08 #12086 by puffafish
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Hi All.
I have just read some legal advice which states "the spouse who is looking after the children can try to obtain a capital split more favourable than 50-50 to cover the cost of housing children..." What arguement is there for this?
What do they mean by the cost of housing children?


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27 Jan 08 #12092 by Monitor441
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What it means is that the parent with care (PWC) needs a house that will be large enough for them and the children where as the non resident parent (NRP) will only need a house large enough for themselves.

For the PWC to be able to afford the larger property, they normally get more of the pot.

Not good news for NRP's


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