A little background first!
Moved in together Oct of 2013. Purchased a home (in his name due to financials only) in March of 2014. Lived in the home together from the start. Married July 2014. I am now asking for a divorce.
Home is valued at $272300.00 Current Mortgage balance of 147000.00. Original purchase amount of 175000.00 (plus fees, interest etc.) Monthly payments of 1235.00
We are going to separate our belongings in the home as I move out in the coming weeks. We have agreed on that much.
I have no retirement / stocks or bonds. I am an independent insurance agent with a small book of business as I am just in my first real year.
I want this to be peaceful but he is very much about MONEY.
He has 401k of 10K (we have taken money out to do home repairs and remodel)
He has a pension with a balance of 88000 (if he were to leave his job today) Not sure if that is the right way to calculate that.
I have asked for HALF of the 7 years of payments made on the home… totaling roughly 50,000.00 and nothing more. (Did not do this in writing yet)
I have found that he is talking with outside forces wanting me to get NOTHING from our home because he bought it months before we were married (mind you we have been here together since MOVE in day)
NO children! We both have a vehicle and a motorcycle. TONS of other possessions that I am not wanting to take from him. To include a boat, a trailer, another trailer, a new riding mower (bought 2 months ago) the list goes on and on.
I know I am being quite fair but I am a little worried about the correct process to take. I absolutely told him, if we don’t work this out, I will hire a lawyer and go for what the courts deem fair (I feel this will be much more)
Before I draw up a separation agreement, I want to be sure I do not do detriment to my standings.