The settlement I got 28 years ago was 70-30 in my ex-wife's favour and I ended up with the kids!
Nowadays the settlement case is based on the assets of marriage and who contributed what. To be fair it should be 50-50 however in the majority of cases it is 60-40 or 70-30 to the woman.
The custody case has a support component built in, so the spouse who has majority custody receives money from the other spouse to enable them to maintain the status quo of the family income. As Jim earns a lot more than his ex spouse, he will pay most of the support whether he has the kids or not.
50:50 is like a nil all draw. I don't think is was a win. Surprised the custody issue was separate to the settlement but it does un-muddy the issue. I always thought that settlement was weighted in favour of the custodian of the kids.
There is of course no 'win' for anyone in these circumstances
Looks good Cliff, We're meeting up with two sets of friends from NZ in Adelaide next month for 10 days. Thinking of hiring a i-max so we have a 6 seater to get around in.
Being only 100 klm from Adelaide do you think Goolwa would make a good day trip?
We will be doing Hahndorf & prob a couple of winery's
Will you still be in Adelaide mid to late Sept?