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04 Apr 12 #321543 by julie321
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Is it possible for a dispute over percentages in the financial split to be swallowed up with fees.

My stbx is wanting 10% more than I think is reasonable another 18,000. If it went to court could it cost this much in costs?

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04 Apr 12 #321551 by .Charles
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I work on the basis that the cost from the end of the FDR to hearing to the end of the final hearing is around £10,000 (each). So, yes - the amount in dispute can be hoovered up by legal fees.

Whether your offer of his offer is reasonable is an issue for your solicitor to advise upon.

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04 Apr 12 #321552 by julie321
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Thank you Charles

Maybe to meet in the middle may be the best choice.

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04 Apr 12 #321622 by .Charles
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If you can, that would save a lot of heartache. The stress of going through proceedings can have quite a profound effect on a lot of people - it is not a pleasant experience.

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04 Apr 12 #321626 by julie321
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You are right Charles. There is not in my opinion that much to fight over. House is valued at 180000 with 20000 outstanding on mortgage. I have a pension in payment of 6900 per annum and he has CETV of 70000.

I will have to see what he says to 9000 extra.

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