Sorting out the finances on separation can be difficult no matter how fair and reasonable you wish to be. Every family’s circumstances are unique and a fair settlement should reflect each couple’s particular situation. Although there is no rule book about how this should be achieved, The Family Justice Council has published an extremely useful guide to help couples who wish to do some of the work themselves.
The guide is called ‘Sorting out Finances on Divorce’. It provides a summary of the law, and sets out the principles used by courts in making decisions. The guide may not take away completely the need for help from a mediator or solicitor but this background information will smooth the way for constructive negotiations. You can find the guide here – Sorting out Finances on Divorce.
27th February 2017