Sometimes separating couples try to reach agreement but to resolve the dispute need someone independent to listen to them and make a decision that resolves those issues, enabling them to move forward with their lives.
It is important to know if your property is within a recognised flood risk area as history of flooding could have a detrimental impact on the value of the Property and the terms of your buildings insurance.
In the current climate of high property prices and strict rules for mortgage lenders, more and more people find it very difficult to take that first step onto the property ladder, or to move into larger accommodation as families expand.
The traditional way of resolving disputes on divorce or separation was to go to court. Now couples can choose other ways to reach agreements instead of having a solution imposed on them.
Whether or not you have children, on divorce the Court can order that spousal maintenance payments are made by a spouse with more than enough income to meet their income needs, to a spouse with insufficient income to meet their income needs. This has recently been referred to in the press as a “meal ticket for life”.
How do you maintain relationships with children when parents separate?