Divorce lawyers are often asked in the early days how much someone may receive or have to give up when they get divorced. It’s quite difficult for them to give a direct answer as cases vary (except in Scotland, where the guidelines are more closely adhered to), but in very broad terms, you can usually expect to divide equally all the assets (such as home, investments, pension, etc) that have been built up during the marriage.
Only a very small percentage of financial settlements are decided by the courts. Most divorcing couples make their own arrangements either directly or with the help of a lawyer or mediator. If you do this, get the agreement ratified by the court so that your ex can’t make claims against you later.
For more information on mediation, visit the National Family Mediation website. More divorcing couples than ever are seeking ways to go through the separation process amicably, without the need for lawyers.
If you are in this situation, and looking for somewhere to start, we have partnered with amicable, who specialise in helping couples through divorce, separation and co-parenting. amicable focuses on making an arrangement that makes sense for your unique circumstances, working with both people to ensure the best possible outcome every single step of the way. If you would like to see whether amicable could work for you, book a free 15-minute call with an amicable Divorce Coach.