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Assets are either:
matrimonial assets - money and property you or your ex acquired during your marriage
non-matrimonial assets - money and property you or your ex acquired either before or after our marriage
the matrimonial assets gets divided equally between the parties at the time of divorce, however, there are no hard and fast rules regarding division of assets on divorce. When dividing assets the Court, takes into account of various factors which are known as Section 25 factors (Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973).
These factors includes:
Income and earning capacity, property and other financial resources that each spouse has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future.
The financial needs, obligations and responsibilities, which each spouse has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future.
The standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage.
The ages of each spouse and the duration of the marriage.
Any physical or mental disability of either spouse.
The contributions that each spouse has made or is likely to make in the future to the welfare of the family.
The conduct of each spouse, if that conduct is such that it would be unfair to disregard in the opinion of the Court.
However, the first consideration before looking at any of these factors will be the welfare of any children of the family.
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So, first of all both of you are working , so there will be no spousal maintenance.
Regarding the house , if it is purchased during the marriage, then it would go into the matrimonial pot, and your wife can ask for the half of the equity.
Otherwise, if it is not going in the matrimonial pot, then your wife can ask for the equity if she has paid towards the deposit, mortgage payments/and improvement /repairs.
Court can also ask you to give equity from the house keeping in consideration the housing needs of both the parties and there is not enough matrimonial assets , then non-matrimonial assets can be taken into account.
Court will only ask you to give equity from your house to your Ex only if she is struggling with her housing needs, and has not enough funds .
If she has a company provided accommodation, then court would not be asking you to give her equity from the house.
Not from the given input.
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