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to mediate or stay put!!!

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15 May 08 #22551 by fish6
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i'm in a bit of a quandry x and me still talking and both have said want to try and sort out finances ourselves then go and get things legalised with mediator/solicitors my problem is should i move out trusting x will deliver half of what i think i deserve from the house or sit tight and wait till the money in my hands ? bear in mind my x left me i'm stil in family home x and daughter with her family so safe and comfortable i think i'm putting myself at a huge risk taking on a 6month rent and letting them back in the house cause the pressure will be off and no urgency will be to finalise things please let me know if any of you can point me in the right direction as i dont want for things to get nasty allbeit i will not be walked on any more thanks

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15 May 08 #22568 by welshcat1960
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How old is your daughter? Any reason why she can't be with you in fh? Better for you to stay put, but if your daughter young enough and your x goes to court, she will probably get fh and you have to move out, and you don't neccesarily get half, usually 60/40 the 60% for the parent with care. If sold would there be enough left in the 'pot' for you both to buy a property. My brother going through it now, but he's lucky fh sold and enogh for both parties to buy another property

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