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Equal split - how equal?

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17 Oct 21 #517933 by arden92
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I've got a couple of questions, which I'll ask in separate posts - with no intention to spam the forum.

My wife and I are going for a Consent Order amicably agreed. Each of us has a job that's enough for our needs, a decent pension, and a place of our own to live. Neither of us wants anything from the other, only to walk away and each person keeps what they already have.

The question is that my salary, home value, and pension value is higher than hers, by maybe 30%. She has enough so she's not asking for anything. But will a judge accept that, when he reads the Consent Order and Form D81 and sees that we're not doing a 50-50 split of assets? In people's experience, do judges enforce 50-50 even for consent orders where each party already has enough?

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20 Oct 21 #517964 by WYSPECIAL
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Hard for anyone to say if it looks fair without seeing the figures.

How far from 50/50 are you? How long together?

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21 Oct 21 #517971 by arden92
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It's at least 60-40 in my favour, not because I wanted that but that's just how it works out, based on what assets are in which person's name. We've been together for 30 years and have each built up assets which are enough for us, which is why we're happy to walk away without anything changing hands.

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22 Oct 21 #517972 by WYSPECIAL
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So long as it doesn’t look completely unbalanced or unfair then it will probably be approved but judge may want to speak to you both first.

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