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How long have you been married, please?
What is your son's view on going to his dad's on Wednesdays?
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The only issue with the extra contact you are seeking for him to have is that if this goes to court and your son isn't keen on going mid-week, then the court may feel that there's no merit in ordering it. However, more school holiday time is something that should be more straightforward to achieve.
In terms of the pension - you will be able to claim up to 50% of this as part of the divorce settlement as it will be considered a joint / marital asset.
Can I clarify anything further at this stage?
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Pensions are considered joint assets - so both pension values at the time of divorce will be looked at and a fair division can be made if the balance needs redressing.
You are correct that the CM payments are after pension contributions have been calculated - but unless he is overpaying by a huge sum each month it won't make a significant difference to the calculation as far as the child maintenance service is concerned.
I hope this assists?
Yes, essentially, if there are no other significant assets (savings/ investments for example).
Can I clarify anything further?
No, as long as the pensions can be traced and valued it doesn't matter where the funds are invested.
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