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 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 cashflow 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 who work from a limited panel or just recommend their own products.
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.
A meeting can be arranged at your home, place of work or one of our offices, at a time that is convenient for you. Why not arrange a meeting today. Our offices are located at-
- Kettering, Northamptonshire
- Stamford, Lincolnshire
- London, Pall Mall, Greater London.
Also, our financial planners live and make use of meeting rooms in-
- Bedford, Bedfordshire
- Market Harborough, Leicestershire
- Northampton, Wellingborough, Towcester and Brackley in Northamptonshire.
Finally, if you have any thoughts and comments about this article, “Divorce. Don’t lose out financially”, then please contact us.