First of all, do you really want a divorce? Have you looked at the reasons why you are unhappy in your relationship? Have all the avenues such as marriage counselling, marriage coaching, psychotherapy or separation been explored. If you feel that there is no going back you will need to consider the following.
Take professional legal advice.
It is worth taking legal advice as soon as possible. It will help you to understand the system and what steps you need to take. The meeting will also help you understand where you stand legally. It is best then to reflect on the advice you have been given before you do anything else.
Understand your finances.
It will help you if you know in advance what your financial situation is now and how it will look after the divorce. Think about what financial assets you own separately and jointly. Look at where the household income is coming in from and what income in retirement you may be expecting. One of our Independent Financial Adviser would be able to help. Our advisers use cash flow modelling software to project your future income and outgoings.
What do you what to achieve with your financial settlement?
For example. Who would live in the family home? You or your partner. Would they be able to afford to live in there? What would happen to any dependents?
How Anstee & Co can help you with your divorce.
If you would like a review of your financial situation before taking the next step to divorce then why not book an appointment. Our financial planners will review your current situation and then model different financial scenarios. We are independent, which means that our financial advice is unbiased and that we look at all the financial options available to you.
Why not contact us today to arrange a meeting. We have offices in-
Our financial advisers also make use of meeting rooms in Bedford, Wellingborough, Northampton, Towcester and Worchester. A meeting can also be arranged at your home or place of work at a time that is convenient for you.
Additional article by Peter Anstee-