chi6488 wrote:All the items up for discussion are joint and to be divided. Premarital stuff has been excluded.
The stuff I listed are stuff I am taking away and she is taking away. The numbers are the results.
OK, then you are correct that you should, all else being equal, adjust so that you both net out equal.
But there are various things you may want to adjust for, if you can agree to it....
- real estate fees for selling marital house (e.g. if one of you is going to keep it but only for a few years, or only for the sake of keeping the kids in a stable environment)
- taxes, as hoosier mentioned
- debt. if you take on debt, you may want to adjust for interest you know you'll need to pay