Dividing your finances on divorce

17th June 2021

The past year has sadly put huge strain on many relationships, with couples locked down together for months on end whilst trying to work remotely and home school their children, bringing relationships to breaking point. This brings financial challenges.

Separating your finances

When a couple divorce, they need to decide how to fairly divide financial assets such as their home, money in current and savings accounts, investments and pensions. For example, they may be entitled to a share in the sale of their property, or a portion of their ex-spouse’s pension. They may also have to make decisions about the value of maintenance payments required to maintain their and their children’s lifestyle.

Currently, however, the heightened stress and reduced financial circumstances caused by the pandemic may make coming to an agreement more difficult. If a couple is unable to agree, they may still be able to settle out of court by hiring a trained mediator or collaborative lawyer. If not, they may have to ask a court to decide.

Talk it through

We can help couples divide their assets tax-efficiently and guide individuals through how to best invest the proceeds of a settlement. We can also help set up comprehensive protection cover and help people manage their post-divorce expenditure.

The value of investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount you invested. The past is not a guide to future performance and past performance may not necessarily be repeated.