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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:-Are you in England or Wales?-How old are you both?-How long have you been married?-Is your name on the title of your parent's property?-What other assets and pensions do you both have (both sole and joint), together with values?-What are your respective incomes?
-What capital remains from the sale of the home?
Thank you for confirming. From what it appears according to your information the only remaining assets are your pension and the current home and these are the finances the court will deal with if a financial application is pursued.
Unfortunately, desertion and adultery are not factors the court takes into account when dividing assets in a divorce, and generally the courts only use financial misconduct as behaviour that would impact a divorce settlement.
You will both need to provide each other with full and frank financial and income disclosure, as well as disclosure of your reasonable needs. The Court's starting point is a 50-50 split of all matrimonial assets and ensuring that both your needs are met in relation to both assets and income. For your information the criteria considered by the court in these matters is:1. The income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future, including in the case of earning capacity any increase in that capacity which it would in the opinion of the court be reasonable to expect a party to the marriage to take steps to acquire;2. The financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future;3. The standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage;4. The age of each party to the marriage and the duration of the marriage;5. Any physical or mental disability of either of the parties to the marriage;6. The contributions which each of the parties has made or is likely in the foreseeable future to make to the welfare of the family, including any contribution by looking after the home or caring for the family;7. The conduct of each of the parties, if that conduct is such that it would in the opinion of the court be inequitable to disregard it;8. In the case of proceedings for divorce or nullity of marriage, the value to each of the parties to the marriage of any benefit which, by reason of the dissolution or annulment of the marriage, that party will lose the chance of acquiring.I hope this assists you. If you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for your question without a positive rating. Thank you