Hi I am hoping for some advice! I am separating from my husband and have property rights queries please. We expect to sell the house (in his name only) for a substantial profit and we have two investment properties, which we have in joint names. I vowed I would not consider court action and thought it fair to request a set sum from the sale of the house which is less than a quarter of what we expect to sell for. We have a two-year-old son and he will not need to pay child support due to my wages. My friends believe I am short changing myself and should engage a lawyer to get a fair and equitable sum for my contribution to the marriage (married five years, together eight). At this stage I have requested $200k but the house is expected to sell for $1.2 and the investment properties have increased in value from $460k to at least $550k. The loan for the house was $720k which I contributed toward, I also paid 95 percent of bills for the house and two units. Any help would be gratefully received! I was hoping to take the high road but given hubby believes I deserve nothing I am now not so sure. There were no external reasons behind the separation - just two people growing apart.