What factors will I need to consider following my divorce?

Divorce

The divorce rate is something which is continuing to rise in the UK with many couples unable to make their marriages work. If a couple decides that getting a divorce is the only option there are a variety of factors to take into account. What is not commonly thought about however, are the various factors that must be considered following the divorce.

What factors must be taken into consideration following a divorce?

The following factors should be taken into consideration following a divorce:

  • Financial issues

  • Issues surrounding the wellbeing of the children

  • Issues concerned with keeping a surname acquired due to the marriage

Financial Issues

The following financial issues will have to be taken into account following divorce:

  • What will happen to the house

  • Whether maintenance will have to be paid to a spouse

  • Whether maintenance will have to be paid to the children

  • What will happen to savings and other assets including pension rights

  • What will be the situation if one of the former spouses dies

To whom should I seek my financial advice?

Financial advice can be gained from various people who will possibly be involved in the divorce process such as an accountant, a financial adviser, a mediator and your lawyer.

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For more information on:

  • What must I do concerning my finances following divorce or separation?
  • Banking Issues
  • Home Issues
  • Issues surrounding the wellbeing of the children
  • Issues concerning the marital name