Hi all, As young (actually, not so young) adults my wife and I are thinking about our first child. One thing I can't get my head around is the way that shared paternity works... I've tried to read things online etc. but they aren't making too much sense. I know that I get my first 2 weeks paternity paid, that's a given and that is fine! However, we have discussed this and ideally would like to do the following: 6-7 months (wife) 2-3 months (me) This may change but it's just an idea because she earns a lot more money than me as is a solicitor; and it's not like I don't bring anything back home but she is on possibly double my wage so would make sense for her to go back earlier (if well enough and wanted to - you never know any complications) so that we can benefit her wage. My question is really, what am I entitled to? Do I get anything after the first two weeks of paternity if she "ends" hers early and goes back to work - I read something about 39 weeks, so if she took 6 months (24 weeks) and went back to work, would we (or I) receive any of the 15 weeks? Thanks in advance!