Splitting The Pie: How to 

So, you’ve worked out The Pie—what’s available to be split between you and your partner, as well as how much things are worth or what’s owing on debts. The next step is to split The Pie.  If I can suggest, Step 1 is to start by going through The Pie to work out what’s agreed. […]

‘Christmas in July’ and Separation: What do they have to do with one another?

There seems to be a lot of ‘Christmas in July’ themed parties, events and advertising gigs on this month. You’re probably wondering though, what does that have to do with separation and divorce? Well, a few things: Typically, couples take between three to six months (or potentially longer) to reach an agreement after separation about care arrangements […]

Why You Should Get Independent Legal Advice Before You Sign Your Agreement

There are certainly benefits, pros and advantages to having independent legal advice about the deal that you and your partner have reached together and about how the documents formalising your agreement(s) are drafted before you sign your agreement. Whilst to enter into Financial Consent Orders, Parenting Consent Orders or a Parenting Plan (which are the documents that […]

Why should we formalise our financial agreement?

There are three primary (financial) reasons why you should formalise the agreement that you reach with your partner about finances, and do so properly, in a legal way. If you’re transferring a house or a car to your partner or vice versa, then stamp duty will not be payable on the transfer. This could save […]