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We live in the US now but proceeding will take place in France where my partners X lives (with the last kid still at home). So no international law involved - only French divorce law after 2005 (when I know there was a change in the law).
Thanks for this response can you just confirm that the income / financial situation of a divorcing persons new partner is not relevant for the settlement of the lumpsum?
The lumpsum is being determined based upon future expected earnings for both parties?
It can only be relevant to prove that he could support his x as he did only because he was supported by you. It does not HAVE to be invoked in the proceedings, but could help him minimize what he will have to pay... Since without financial support from you, which does have to be taken into account for calculating the various amounts he will owe his x, he could afford much less. This is probably the point his lawyer is trying to make.
The lumpsum is calculated based on the respective assets and earnings of both parties at the time of the divorce. It is a compensation for the less financially favored spouse.