When a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, any assets – financial or otherwise – have to be divided between the two parties. Many factors are taken into account when deciding who receives which assets, and numerous options are available to divide these assets successfully.
What is involved?
The process can be relatively straightforward, whereby direct negotiations between the two partners occur, or more complex, whereby court proceedings are needed in order to divide assets amicably. In either case, our experienced solicitors can guide you through the stages involved, and try to minimise conflict and upset for both parties at all times. Consideration is placed particularly on the future welfare of any children or dependants of the party.
On a divorce or dissolution, pensions are treated as an asset that can be divided between the parties. A pension is a valuable asset that you may have been building up during your whole working life. It is therefore important that on a divorce or dissolution the division of this asset is carried out in the most appropriate and effective way for both parties.
A summary of the current options available to you when dividing pensions, and the advantages and disadvantages of each, is illustrated in our Pensions on Divorce or Dissolution factsheet. You can discuss the different options available with our experienced solicitors, who can guide you through the different stages, and try to minimise any conflict and upset for both parties at all times.
Here at Slater & Gordon Lawyers we recognise that this can be a stressful and emotional time, as it is one of the final stages of a relationship breakdown and may provoke many different feelings in different people. Our caring family team is here to help you through this difficult time and to finalise the division of assets so that each party can move on with their lives and look to the future.
What do I do next?
Contact our specialist family law team for legal advice regarding finances on divorce or dissolution
Please call 0800 916 9055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our family law solicitors operate across the country and can offer immediate and accessible representation anywhere in England and Wales.