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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

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How is the duration of a marriage calculated?

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12 Mar 08 #16551 by titchbish
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My wife left me and I'm having building work done on the house at the moment that I am paying for. We are not yet divorced. The house is in my name, will she get a cut of the increased value of the house? We've been married 1.5 years - no kids and the house is in my name. The value of the house should be calculated up to the day she left.

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12 Mar 08 #16557 by loobyloo
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Titch...short marriage, no kids, your house...she will get whatever she put in so think you will not have to part with too much...dont quote me though
go on calculator on here will give you a guestimate
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12 Mar 08 #16558 by mike62
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Titchbish,
Looby is right except that you also split any profit or loss on assets during marriage. As to the point in time you take, I am not sure. The date she left seems reasonable.
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12 Mar 08 #16559 by titchbish
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Thanks for your quick answer - she just paid her share of the bills, telephone and electric ect...during her stay. No mortgage and the house has gone up about £80,000 since we were married. So should she get £40,00 for doing nothing? We did co-habit for 5 years in the same house before getting married.

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12 Mar 08 #16562 by mike62
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Fraid so. Could be worse, could be looking at 50% 60% 70% or even 80% of everything, like many here are.
Mike

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12 Mar 08 #16563 by titchbish
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But there are no kids

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12 Mar 08 #16564 by mike62
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Divorce - extracting a man's wallet via his genitals.

Sadly, that is how it is. Divorce in the UK is no blame. No consequences.

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