by Gazzafish  03/11/2012  374 Page Views
4 Comments  Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Hi. Been married for 15 years and have 3 children. 13,11 and 7.

We both entered the relationship with very similar assets.

Looks like i'm separating so we need to work out how to split the property. I have always been the sole breadwinner for the family but my wife has done a magnificent job raising our children and also managed some part time work. I have always considered her role just as important to our family as mine. I am looking for a 50/50 split of our home and I also wish to have 50/50 split of children access.

My wife is informing me that she may in fact be entitled to more than 50% of the property as she is the mother?

I have no issue paying whatever amount of child support I need to nor do I have any issue slicing up my superannuation. If I do pay child support, do I also need to pay for school fees etc on top of that amount?

Any advice on what normally would happen re the split? We have been to counselling but not yet to lawyers or mediators…

Also, any advice on who we should get to value our house?