We aim to resolve matters as soon as possible, ideally before it goes to court.

Asset splitting on divorce

What factors are taken into account when deciding how assets will be split?

When advising you about resolving finances and divorce, the law says that we must take into account all the circumstances of the case, but first consideration must always be to the welfare of any children under the age of 18. In addition, other factors that are taken into account include:

  • The financial resources each party have or are likely to have in the foreseeable future;
  • The financial needs of each party now and in the foreseeable future;
  • The standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of their marriage;
  • The age of the parties and the duration of the marriage;
  • Any physical or mental disability of either party;
  • The contributions made by each party to the worth of the family, including any contribution by looking after the home or caring for the family, and any contributions which either is likely to make in the foreseeable future;
  • The conduct of each of the parties, if that conduct is such that it would be unjust to disregard it. This does not include conduct such as adultery or unreasonable behaviour and it is very rare for the courts to take conduct into consideration unless it is financially related.

We aim to resolve matters as soon as possible, ideally before it goes to court. We aim to help you reach the settlement that you want given your situation.

Mutual financial disclosure is necessary to arrive at a settlement and is normally given by way of a detailed form. Please click to view the form for the sworn statement of means, Form E (pdf).

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