Property and Finances
Most couples will own property acquired either before or during their marriage or relationship.
Where couples can agree, it is a good idea to record any agreements regarding property and financial arrangements and 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 assurance policies, pensions and savings.
You are strongly advised to seek an agreement with your spouse or partner if at all possible. 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.
Garner Canning Solicitors can help
As specialists in Mediation and Collaborative Law, Garner Canning can help couples avoid the costs and complications of going to Court to resolve issues.
By sitting down both parties with their solicitors the best solutions can very often be found through discussion rather than conflict.
However, if your spouse or partner should become unco-operative it may be necessary to involve the Court, in which case we can help you with such advice and/or representation as you may need.
Please contact us for more information.