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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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i have separated from my husband we were married 24 years but

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i have separated from my husband we were married 24 years but dont have any children. I earn around a third more than him - does this mean i can keep more of our assets? Or should it be split 50/50?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What assets and debts are there including pensions and what income do you each have?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Husband £45,000 annual salary civil servant so will be 50% of final salary pension due at age 62. Born 1966


 


Me £70,000 also civil servant so 50% pension at age 62 born 1968


 


Own house £450,000 with a £256,000 mortgage also own a flat worth £250,000 with no mortgage. Both properties in joint names.


 


Also have a flat in Bulgaria but is negative equity in joint names, has a mortgage around £40,000 but only worth £30,000


 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I should have said we have an £800 furniture loan finishes is January and have a car worth £2000 and a motorbike worth £6000 but no other loans
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
HI
Given the length of the marriage the starting point for the division of all the assets is 50/50 and on that basis there is little likelihood that the court will depart far from this.
There may also be a Pension Sharing Order to balance out the pensions so that they are equal.
However it is unlikely that you will have to pay any spouse maintenance
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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