I currently earn about £60000 per year, she use to earn about £45000
In terms of assets, after deductions of loans and mortgages, I would say about £130k for her and about £350k for me, both of which we came into the marriage with, and neither have contributed to each others during the marriage, and as I said, we have never lived together and have no shared assets.
I hope so, she is qualified, but is currently still searching.
So, it is reasonable for each of us not to have a claim on each others assets and there would be no requirement for me to pay even short term maintenance, even though she is currently unemployed?
I am also concerned that our assets might be seen as disproportionate, i.e. I own a reasonable amount more than she does, even though I did to begin with?
Clearly I want a reasonable chance of success and neither of us want a Judge to interfere with what we have voluntarily agreed between us both. I guess I am trying to get a view on how subjective any decision may be?
Thank you, that helps a lot.
One final question. Looking at consent order services, some say 'No Form E, but only file a basic financial document is required? I was discussing this with a colleague at work and she said they never published any financial information about each other when they got divorced nearly 10 years ago, only what they agreed to do, share, payments etc. Have things changed, or do we still need to do a financial disclosure?