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10 essential things to know and do before filing for divorce

Despite divorce rates being at their lowest level in 40 years, almost half of all marriages in the UK, 42% to be precise, still end in divorce. And whether it’s you or your spouse instigating the break-up, it’s almost always a complicated and emotionally tumultuous time.

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This article sets out the position relating to pre-nuptial agreements and how they are viewed by the courts on divorce. If you have any questions please contact Holly Berner (hb@woodfords.co.uk) or Rajan Berry (rb@woodfords.co.uk)

Summary of the Law upon a financial order claim

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18 11 2010

Pensions and Divorce

 

If you are contemplating divorce, then a particular area of concern is likely to be your pension. Perhaps you have a pension that you wish to protect or maybe your spouse has a pension that you believe you are entitled to part of.

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Are you concerned about what would happen to your child if you were to separate from your partner?

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During a divorce, your solicitor will seek to achieve a fair financial settlement on your behalf. Where you or your spouse is a shareholder in a privately owned business it will be necessary to value the business in order to achieve that “fair” settlement.

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Contrary to popular belief, legally there is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’.

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Before you book the venue there are some things you should consider planning for in the event of a breakdown of the relationship, or death of either or both partners.

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Have you ever thought about what would happen to your wealth if you were to marry, and then get divorced?

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