ostrich thinking about divorceFirst 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 in divorce.

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 Advisers would be able to help you. Our advisers can 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 there? What would happen to any dependents?

How Anstee & Co can help you with your divorce.

We are a firm of Independent Financial Advisers (IFA’s). This means that the advice we provide you with is unbiased. We look at all available options from the “whole of market”. This is unlike some firms that work from a limited panel or just recommend their own products. our experience covers all aspects of financial planning including Pensions, Investments, Mortgages and Estate Planning.

If you would like a review of your financial situation before taking the next step to divorce, then why not book an appointment. The initial “getting to know you” meeting is at our cost and is without obligation. Our financial planners will review your current situation and then model different financial scenarios.

The meeting can be arranged at a time that is convenient for you. Why not arrange a meeting today. Our offices are located at-call back divorce logo

Also, our financial planners live in-

  • Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • Northampton, Wellingborough, Thrapston and Towcester in Northamptonshire.

We are following government guidelines regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Additionally, we make full use of video conferencing facilities such as-

  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype
  • Facetime

Also, we can arrange a conference telephone call. The choice is yours. There is no need to visit an office as all work can be handled remotely.

Finally, if you have any thoughts and comments about this article, “Divorce. Don’t lose out financially”, then we would love to hear from you.

Financial Conduct AuthorityThe information contained in this article is for information purposes only and does not constitute financial advice. Anstee & Co. are authorities and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).