We both have individual pensions. My husband has had his for 18 years (private pension fund) and I have had mine for 10 years (through my place of work).
We anticipate that we will share care for our daughter as much as possible. Approx 3days/wk (Sun-Tues when he is not working Sundays) with my husband and 4days/wk (Wed-Saturday (husband works Saturdays) and Sundays when he works).
We are in agreement that our daughter should have access to both of us as much as we can whilst maintaining stability and a sense of routine.
I'm not sure on the value of each individual pension, as it's early in the process I was unaware that this information would be needed.
There only other assets in the marriage are two cars (one each, both being paid for monthly with similar amounts of finance against each (£15k)) and one motorbike (£2000, no finance). We have little savings (£1500).
The house has standard contents though no overly expensive devices (electronics, teles etc.), sofas or furniture.
I hope this is more helpful.
Thanks for your advice. What would be the basis for additional payments to be made to my husband relating to the value of the home. He seems convinced that he would be entitled to a return on the payments made to date as well as the 50% of the deposit in order to fairly "set himself up" without me.
Our discussions at the moment are not argumentative or aggressive and we would like to work to keep it that way so any additional information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.