Agreeing on the amount of child maintenance

Mon 24 Apr 2017

My partner and I are splitting after 11 years together. She has asked for child maintenance – how is the amount settled upon? What if I think it's too much and want to contest it?

Dividing Assets: Ensuring you get your fair share

Mon 10 Apr 2017

I am divorcing my husband of 27 years. My lawyer has drafted a document which has tried to achieve a fair division of our assets. My estranged husband is arguing it and saying it's not fair because he went to work and I stayed at home to look after the children. What are my options? How can I show him that I am entitled to my share?

Joint Assets: How to protect yourself

Thu 30 Mar 2017

My husband has just hit me with divorce papers. Our house, bank account and wills are all joint – how can I make sure I am protected? What’s to stop him from taking all of our money out of the bank?

Financial Orders

Thu 09 Feb 2017

I am going through a divorce and a friend of mine told me that I should get a financial order. What is it and why is it so important?

Should I get a pre-nup?

Tue 31 Jan 2017

I am getting married and my friend has told me to get a pre-nup as I have property and a business of significant value. What is the point as I did not think pre-nups were binding in this country? My fiancée and I plan to live in the property I inherited from my parents but she understands that if we divorce that property will remain mine. I am going to keep it in my sole name. I also intend to employ my fiancée to handle the PR for my business but she will not be given any shares or directors rights. Is that not sufficient?

Is what I say during mediation confidential?

Mon 28 Nov 2016

I am going to a mediation to discuss my divorce. It's not amicable and I’m concerned about confidentiality. If we can't come to an agreement in the mediation, can what I say during the session be used against me in any way in court?

Mediation vs going to court

Mon 14 Nov 2016

My husband and I are divorcing – he wants to move back to Spain but still wants joint custody of our child. Can we come to an agreement during a mediation or do I need to go to court?

Agreeing to Mediation

Thu 10 Nov 2016

My partner and I are going through a divorce but he is refusing to go to mediation. How can I make him?

Mediation: The basics

Fri 21 Oct 2016

My husband and I are getting a divorce. We have three children together, all under 10. I gave up my career to look after them while my husband worked. He is now suggesting that we go through mediation to settle custody of our children. I have no idea what that is or what to expect. How much will it cost and will it all be settled in one meeting? What happens if we don’t reach an agreement during the mediation?

Using mediation in conjunction with court proceedings

Wed 12 Oct 2016

My partner and I are going through a divorce. His lawyers have issued proceedings and now I have a court date. I don’t really want to go to court because our relationship is still civil and I think we can sort this out ourselves. I’ve heard of mediation, but is it too late for that now?

When you are the financially weaker party in your divorce

Tue 20 Sep 2016

My wife and I have been married for 14 years and we have two children together. She recently told me that she wants a divorce but I have no money. My wife is the main bread winner and controls all of our finances. I don’t have any private savings to pay for a solicitor – what can I do?

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