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Clare
Clare, Solicitor
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Married 21 years - in process of divorce. Separated 2 years.

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Married 21 years - in process of divorce.
Separated 2 years.
15 year old daughter lives with me.
Financial split at separation - £225,000 to me;
£125,000 to him.
Daughter spends 6 nights a week with me
He pay £480 maintenance for her per month.
He is 50, salary circa £85,000; i am 56, salary £18,720.
I have v little pension - 10 years NHS - i went part-time after 6 years to bring up family. I should have 10 - 13 years pension with Standard Life (i currently work 3 days a week) by time i'm 70.
He has pensions from auto industry - changed jobs a few times over the years - he took company pensions at each employment.
I have mortgage of £50,000 (for 13 years term) on 3 bed semi (valued £260,000).
He has buy to let mortgage on flat (vslued £200,000) and mortgage on 3 bed detached house (valued £325,000). Not sure how much his mortgages are.
I don't want to be mercenary - just advice as to whether this considered a fair split. Should i be making a claim for some of his pension or was the original share fair?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Do you have the values of the various pensions?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sorry no
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

That is no problem.

Without knowing the details of the Pension it is hard to assess what a fair division would be - but on the face of it a Pension Sharing Order would be be appropriate - although what the percentage division should be

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details