It may not be possible for you and your spouse or partner to reach a financial settlement and in such instances a resolution in court may be the best solution. This can depend on a number of factors including your circumstances, what you are prepared to accept from the settlement and how much contact you want with your spouse or partner. We will explain when this may be necessary, as well as the process and principles applied by the court when making these difficult decisions.
Dividing the family home
If an agreement cannot be made between you and your spouse or partner as to who leaves the marital, family or shared home and when, we will advise you on the legal steps that can be taken. It can be decided in court through an injunction, which takes a number of factors into consideration to determine which party stays in the home, and if and what access the other party has.
Finances are often a major concern during a relationship breakdown and we will explain how a jointly owned home can still provide a safe and secure environment for you.
What should you do next?
You may also be interested in getting more information on Divorce and Separation, or Civil Partnerships and Marriage. Additionally, a change in circumstances often means you may need to review your will. Please click here to find out more about the Wills service we offer.