Divorce - Common Advice
Posted on 30th November 2018
In many divorce matters, both spouses want matters to be resolved as quickly as possible, and they likely want an outcome of financial matters that suits their situation. However, despite the emotional experience that you may be going through during the divorce, it is important to make the right decisions and to follow the financial process set out by the Court, to ensure that you get the settlement that you are entitled to.
Unfortunately, during the course of financial proceedings, you will have to make decisions and produce documents which could affect your future, so it is a good idea to ensure that you have Solicitors in Lancaster on hand to help you. Your Solicitors in Lancaster can advise you on how to proceed, what you are entitled to and what questions you need to ask your spouse. Even if you think that you may be better dealing with matters yourself, it is worth bearing in mind that emotions can sometimes cloud how you deal with things, and it is always a good idea to have an impartial, legal advisor from Solicitors in Lancaster to help guide you through the process.
So, with the above in mind, and to help you get started, Solicitors in Lancaster have complied a list of some common points to consider when facing financial proceedings:-
1. The parent who has majority care of the children can sometimes be given the former matrimonial home (the house which you lived in together) to house the children until they reach a certain age. See Solicitors in Lancaster’s blog on Mesher Orders for information about what powers the Court has. The property owned can often be a contentious matter for spouses during financial proceedings, however it is a good idea to bear in mind the welfare and lives on your children, and how the proceedings will affect them.
2. The Court’s main concern is usually the children of the parties and equality. Wherever possible the Court will aim for equality - often it is assumed that an equal division of property and assets owned during the marriage is a fair one. The thing that you must consider, however, is if it is impossible for both parties to rehouse themselves and split everything equally, or one party has more need for assets (i.e. because they are the main caretaker of the children), then the Court may depart from equality. However, your Solicitors in Lancaster will be able to advise you as to whether this is likely, and what kind of income you can expect from your proceedings.
3. Another important thing to try and remember is to see the bigger picture. Perhaps try to not nit-pick at every last detail, but try and think of what the overall outcome you want to achieve is. Your Solicitors in Lancaster would suggest trying to think matters through, and not make any snap decisions. After all, things can look different if you sleep on them.
For advice on divorce proceedings see Solicitors in Lancaster’s blog here, or give us a call on 01524 581 306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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