I would suggest that you do this, even if you then decide to sort out the divorce on your own either using an online service or filling in the forms yourself.
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Getting divorced; who gets the house and other assets and what are the basic rules?
Equitable Distribution: Who Gets What in a Divorce?
Divorce: who gets what in the break-up? - Citywire Money
This is simply not correct.
What Am I Entitled To In A Divorce Settlement?
Their needs and rights take priority and their care needs to be taken into account when agreeing a financial settlement. It is important that the court-appointed judge considers all aspects of the marriage and divorce when distributing the property.
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We have only been married for 18 months but now have decided to separate. In some cases, this will require the custodial parent to retain the matrimonial home.