It doesn’t matter who is divorcing who or why, the financial division is exactly the same because the court does not apportion blame when it comes to the division of marital finances. It also doesn’t matter who leaves who, the same applies.
The starting point for the division of assets is 50-50 and it then gets adjusted up or down depending on what each person put in over the course of the marriage, the length of the marriage, the needs of each person after the marriage break, what other assets are in the marriage (pensions, savings et cetera) the needs of children, and of course each person’s income and ability to earn.
Although I say the starting point is 50-50, that is not a division of everything down the middle. It’s a division of the notional value of everything down the middle because it’s possible for one person to keep one asset and offset it with the other person keeping another asset.
If you cannot agree who keeps what, then the asset gets sold and the financial proceeds get divided.
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