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16 Mar 08 #16969 by fatima
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if i get divorced and do it amicably do I get half of the actual value of the house or half of what the price paid 7 years ago as my husband will stay in the house. I have two children under 6. I want an easy way out.

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16 Mar 08 #16975 by markp
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hi fatima
as i understand it the equity to be split is the value you agree on if done in mediation or at time of going to court if you cannot agree, minus anymortgage that is outstanding, but if your children are to live with you then advice i was given by my solicitor is that you can expect between 65% to 75% awarded to you as parent with care as your financial out lay for children will be greater and their needs are greater then the parents.

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16 Mar 08 #16978 by Elle
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Dont forget that the non resident parent has the need for a home in which to have reasonable contact with the children....a matter often overlooked

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