Once the above steps of identifying the parties’ property and each party’s contribution to the asset pool has been completed, we then consider the matters set out in section 75(2) of the Family Law Act 1975. They are briefly, the age of the parties, whether either party has health issues and whether this would affect his/her ability to find or remain in employment, the income and financial resources of each party, each party’s earning capacity, whether either party has a child under 18 in their care, what standard of living would be reasonable for each party, whether maintenance is required for either party and whether any financial agreements have been entered into by the parties.

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