This was an FDR where the only asset was the former matrimonial home. The debts of each party were minimal and there were no pensions to consider.
The marriage was short, and both Counsel for the Applicant Husband and I made submissions around the contributions made and basis of a split given the length of marriage.
The Husband’s original offer represented an 18% share to the Wife, which equated to £15,000.
The judge gave his indication stating that 30% would be more appropriate.
After several hours of negotiation, the parties settled at £35,000 with a clean break as to capital and income.