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Posted by JimBob 
Income Needs
September 14, 2021 12:04PM
I am filling in the income needs for a Form E and was wondering how these are taken into account. I am separated from my wife and I live with the children and have done for 18 months. As I live with the children and in the family home the amount I spend is quite considerable compared to my Wife.

We have agreed (it could change!) on a 50/50 split of everything and the children will be 50/50 too, but as she has pushed this too court and refused to negotiate prior to an FDA I am afraid she may push for more of everything.

So I am wondering how a court takes the income needs into account? How much weight do they carry?
Re: Income Needs
September 14, 2021 02:59PM
>>So I am wondering how a court takes the income needs into account? How much weight do they carry?

A court looks at what each spouse reasonably requires in order to meet their day to day needs (including accommodation costs etc) compared to their income.

In most cases this is what carries most weight in any decision.
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