5 Tips to Save Money on Your Divorce

People getting divorced often worry that it will cost them a small fortune to get through the divorce process itself. This does not have to happen.

Whilst, unfortunately, it is likely to cost more than you wish it would, you have more control over how much you spend on your divorce, than perhaps you think you do.

There are various steps you can take to limit the money you spend, helping you to maximise the money available to divide between..

Are You Struggling with the Form E?

My first ever divorce consultancy client was a lovely lady who was struggling with her divorce. Despite having been living apart for over a year, little progress had been made to move the legal case forward.

The client explained how she had been feeling emotionally raw about her recent separation and had felt intimidated by the long legal form she was asked to complete by her solicitor. Things had got on top of her and she had placed the..

The Divorce Danger Zone

What is the danger zone during a divorce?

This is when you are feeling emotionally(and perhaps financially) spent with the legal proceedings, but are still stuck in the negotiations for a financial settlement.

You have had enough and want all of the legal proceedings to be over.

You desperately want to be the other side of this difficult time in your life.

How will you know if you are in the danger zone?

Are you feeling under pressure to agree..

Divorce Myths Part 2: Finances

Today’s topic covers the most common myths associated with resolving financial matters in divorce. There are many myths surrounding how money is dealt with.

It also makes a big difference whether you are in fact legally married or whether you are “cohabitees”(i.e.living together).

Here are  some top tips from family law specialist solicitor, Amanda Phillips-Wylds:

 

1. Assets are always shared equally on divorce.

The starting point for division of assets is a 50/50 split, this is..