They started discussing it and opted for a separation of 2 years. Now they try to get an agreement on the practical consequences during that period but it shows very difficult and do not know how to proceed.
Our son in law because he earns more than our daughter (2500 against 1200) wants to keep its money considering because he will have to rent it is up to his wife to continue to pay the mortgage (about 500) (she will stay in their home with their two chidren) and the bills of the house. He wil give some money for the kids (400-500 ?).
How to formalise an agreement. ? Contract to sign ? Between them only or with the intervention of a solicitor ? Cost ?
(follow)concerning payment of the mortgage and costs related to the house (elecrticity, gaz ...), what is usually done ? What is normally up to the party keeping the house during the separation ?
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I don't know exactly but the house was bought at about 250.000 and the remaining mortgage should be about 50.000.
The children are 14 & 8.
Other assets ? a car (paid) and a second car recently bought by him (mortgage about 12.000).
No others debts.
Do you mean that, if he will continue to pay half of the mortage (=250) he won't have to paid any spouse maintenance or that if he gives her directly a sum equivalent as spouse maintenance he won't have to participate formally to the mortgage ?
Is this fair ?
Contributing to the payment of the mortage is a shared contractual obligation and giving a spouse maintenance is an other kind of obligation, an additional one, seems to me. Am I wrong ?
More, if our daughter gets some social aids (child benefit ...) should he be entitled to take this into account for the calculation of a spouse maintenance, reducing the amount to be given normally, because of the diference of their salaries ?