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09 Jan 08 #10305 by tessabroad
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My husband has offered me 50% of everything can I go for more?

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09 Jan 08 #10308 by mike62
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So many things to consider that you need to post more information.

Would the divorce be filed in England and Wales?

How long married?

Any children involved? If so, how many and how old?

Do either or both of you own a property? How much is it worth? Is there any mortgage or loan on the property?

Do either or both of you have any assets over £500?

Do either or both of you have any investments or pensions?

Do either or both of you work? What do you both earn?

Do either or both of you have any debt?

If you post some more information, someone will be able to give you an idea of what kind of settlement would be reasonable.

In essence, 50:50 is the normal starting point, but children, future earnings potential, illness or disability can all have an effect on how the final split may be guessed at.


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12 Jan 08 #10497 by Elle
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Why would you want more than 50%, have you just cause to depart from 50/50 split?


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10 Sep 08 #47136 by Xordon
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Im with Elle.
Why are you wanting to push for more than 50%.
Any effort you have to put in for a small extra gain in equity will be lost to lawyers and overshadowed by the animosity it will create due to a perceived greed on your part.

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