Am I entitled to anything else?

(7 Posts)
cleoismycat Thu 21-Mar-13 14:31:22

Can I run this past anyone who has been through it? My husband and I are divorcing, we have a 5 year old daughter. We are selling the house and have agreed 50/50 on the equity. He has agreed to leave my pension alone and we have agreed maintenance at the standard rate according to how many days he has her. We have been married for 7 years. We both work full time. Am I entitled to anything else?

Marney Thu 21-Mar-13 14:58:48

i was married longer than 7 years seperated when child was 3 and came away with nothing i was also working and had been paying most of the bills i really wouldnt worry about what else u can claim u sound very lucky to me are u sure u should be seperating atall my x thretened to kill me if i claimed anything i knew he would so he apparently still lives in the home we had a morgage on i wouldnt push things too far but maybe your soon to be x really doesnt mind

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 21-Mar-13 15:57:17

Are there any other savings, debts or property? The starting pint is splitting also the assets and debts 50:50.

STIDW Thu 21-Mar-13 23:46:21

Not seeing a solicitor to find out where you stand and what options there are can be a false economy. It's not so much what you are entitled to as what is "fair" i.e. complies with the law. The first thing is to decide the arrangements for your daughter. If she is to live with you most of the time you will require a more substantial home. If your mortgage raising capability is less than your husband's you are likely to "need" a larger share of the available capital to put down as a deposit for another home to leave you on a similar footing.

makemineapinot Thu 21-Mar-13 23:53:41

Errr... Think u may e agreeing to too much here! stidw post is great - it's not what s "fair" but what is best for your dd. I ended up with 90%of the equity thanks to my solicitor as I had owned a house, put down the deposit and given up my (higher earning) job when dc came along. Ex had just paid some of the mortgage and earned over £80,000 (at time of separation I earned £9,000). But the house was given to me to keep dc in their family homeland not disrupt schooling etc. Find a good solicitor and fight for what you and your child need. Bing a single parent is not easy and don't sell yourself short x

cleoismycat Sun 24-Mar-13 00:01:31

Thanks for the advice.

Xenia Sun 24-Mar-13 15:56:09

Depends on earnings. I earned 10x what my husband did so he got more than I did and I bought out his maintenance for life claims with a lump sum. Which of you earns the most?

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