We often see clients who have come to the end of the relationship road but have not really thought too much about what that might mean .If you are taking legal advice, and to get the best , it is always a good idea to present to your lawyer as much financial information as possible .Prepare for the meeting and if necessary take a friend or family member with you as a second pair of ears so they can remind you about what was said and what is needed .We at Freeths know it can be a very difficult and emotional time so we are always happy for clients to be supported .
New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that there were 90,971 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2018. While this is a decrease of 10.6% compared with 2018, it's important to mention that the underlying reason is likely to be the administrative backlog of divorce work in 2018 which resulted in 8% more divorce petitions being processed. The figures also show cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type, with an crease of 25.8% in a decade. ONS experts suggest much of this increase is due to couples choosing to live together before marrying. The number of same sex couple families has also increased to 232,00 But whether married in a civil partnership or cohabiting, it's important to protect your finances should you split-up. Here are some key things you'll need to consider