Property and Finances
Most couples will own property or other assets acquired either before or during their marriage or relationship.
Where couples can agree on how these assets are to be divided, it is a good idea to record any agreements regarding property and financial arrangements in an Order of the Court, if appropriate.
Such agreements or Orders provide clarity and certainty for you and your spouse or partner and ensure that so far as possible all arrangements are complete and binding on each of you.
All issues can be included in a financial agreement or Order such as personal possessions, the home, maintenance arrangements, life policies, pensions and savings.
You are strongly advised to seek an agreement with your spouse or partner if at all possible which can be done with legal advice and the assistance of your lawyer. Court procedures can be expensive and time consuming and so it is always worthwhile considering the alternatives to court such as Mediation or the Collaborative process.