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Hi, thank you for your question. Please confirm if the issue is in relation to a matter in England or Wales?
Thanks for confirming. There is a list of criteria that a court considers when deciding on a financial settlement as part of a divorce, and one issue would be the needs of the parties. If one party has higher needs (for example due to mental health issues) then a court can be persuaded that there should be a departure from equality in order for needs to be met.
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