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Property Settlement - Factors affecting split percentage

What factors affect the percentage that my ex from our property settlement

Hi All,

I am recently separated and would like some idea on what factors affect how much percentage my ex can have from our property settlement.

My ex and I were together for 10 yrs and were married for 8 yrs.

I have been working for 2 yrs before I met my ex and have accumulated some super in this period. Should my super for that period be included in the Asset Pool?

While we were together she was the primary carer of our 3 children while I went to work. However, I was also helping out looking after the kids after work and on the weekends.
I was the main money earner in the family and have financed the purchased of the family house and vehicle. In the period that we were together I was also supporting her in studying several qualifications and most recently her soon-to-be completed Accounting Degree. Can this be viewed as my financial investment in her future and should that be taken into account in the Asset Pool?

Anyone advise from anyone who has been in this position would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
SingleDad75
10 years together = blended assets

Primary carer for 3 children = same as an income earner

Almost complete accounting degree = No, but this also negates her applying for spousal maintenance

Average settlements would be in the order of 65/35 to 70/30 with some allowance made for your super contribution before cohabitation.

Without a completed F13 and further details you are only to get receive ballpark averages from people on these forums.

SRL-Resources. the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) www.srl-resources.org  Non gender Professional and peer support for SRLs. Closed site, no public forums, no search engines, no lurkers, guests or the other side and their Lawyer and Friends.
Thank you for the quick reply.

Will my age (35) and my ex (33) have any bearing on the percentage split.

As well as she had a 3 year-old son when we met. I became the primary provider for her son since then.

Will this also get taken into consideration?
the other child will  be taken into acccount

Are the kids now mainly with the the mother? If so I agree with SRLs assessment.

Age difference not big enough to be a factor

SingleDad75 said
Will my age (35) and my ex (33) have any bearing on the percentage split.
Only a little, probably a couple of percent at most. Apart form her looking after young children she is young enough to re enter the workforce and is now equipped with an accounting degree.
SingleDad75 said
As well as she had a 3 year-old son when we met. I became the primary provider for her son since then.
Will this also get taken into consideration?
Yes, you will get a pat on the back from the Court. When you accepted her you accepted any children she brought along. According to you it was de facto and then marriage, so there were no surprises. However if one of the children is not yours, then yes it can make a settlement difference

You should stop drip feeding information into the forums. Property settlements are more complex than a few questions. A solicitor or one of our people would need to spend an hour to two with you going through all the permutations of your potential settlement for you to receive a better estimate.

SRL-Resources. the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) www.srl-resources.org  Non gender Professional and peer support for SRLs. Closed site, no public forums, no search engines, no lurkers, guests or the other side and their Lawyer and Friends.

what should i do?

I have a similar query about settlement entitlement.  I can't afford a lawyer but I am being are advising I go to court to get 'something' for 8 years of childminding and housekeeping to help my financial situation on a part time wage and rents being what they are today.  Claiming part of exes property would ruin any chance of civil relations or co-operation with us.  I have paid no mortgage or bills but have paid for all the food and EVERYTHING regarding the children, myself and my own car.  I have done ALL the childminding, and ALL the housework.  24/7.  8 years worth.
Ex has offered me $100 a week support for the children, which doesn't sound like very much. 
Is this going to be enough?  Any other parents out there who were in similar situation and wondering what they did. 
Can someone advise on what I should do?  What I want to do is keep things civil for all our sake but am I being practical enough?  will i be sorry for the decision to keep our emotions calm later on?
With regard to child support go to the home page and use the advanced calculator to ascertain what child support would be likely. Note that the ATI is the taxable income, as last submitted (assuming up-to-date submission) and it is not the salary (so it's at least $6,000 short of the salary). There are other amounts that may be considered in respect to determining the ATI (move the mouse over the ? to the right to get some potentially helpful comments).

I know very little about property settlements as we negotiated ours, in the civil (well civilish) way that you wish, outside of court.
hi,
Yes your all type of assets (mean each and every ) will be taken into consideration. Well for child custody go to some good attorney who had dealt many cases of child custody.
Hopefully everything get into your favor in no time with good lawyer
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