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Peter Magee

In a property settlement the Court looks at the contributions that each party made to the relationship. One of the contributions the Court considers is the homemaker contribution.

The domestic duties performed in the relationship are considered as the homemaker contributions. When the Court looks at this contribution it is not concerned with the quality of the duties performed for example I vacuumed every day, but rather the fact that they were performed and who performed them.

When considering this contribution the main factors are whether or not the domestic duties were full or part-time concerned of the party who performed them and whether or not the parties made use of domestic help for example lawn mowing, cleaning lady, ironing lady. The use of domestic help whether it was paid of performed by a family member is often a factor in discounting the amount of domestic contributions provided by the person claiming that it was their responsibility.



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