The costs of Divorce

There’s been a lot in the news recently about sky high fees paid by couples as part of particularly acrimonious court battles. As with all media reports about divorce they tend to relate to a minority of people – who are usually wealthy – rather than the majority of people who separate and divorce. But…

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How to protect your pension share from falls in the stock market

The previous blog “How is the value of my pension share calculated?” highlighted the process to be followed in calculating the amount of funds to be transferred on implementation of a pension share. If there is a significant fall in the stock market from the date of the original valuation to implementation date it’s very…

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How is the value of your pension share calculated?

During your divorce negotiations both you and your spouse will have obtained a valuation for each of your pensions. The date of this valuation must be within 12 months of the hearing date. Clients will often rely on this figure as the value of the pension that is to be shared. They apply the sharing…

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How to protect your pension share on divorce

  The process for agreeing a financial settlement on divorce can go on for many months. Financial information is made available at the beginning of the divorce process, but what happens when these values change?   This is particularly relevant for any stock market investment, which will cover pensions, Isa, unit trust, investment trust or…

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Putting your financial cards on the table

One of the questions that often crops up in the early stages of mediation is what financial information do I have to provide. The great thing about mediation is that the approach that is taken can be tailored to the clients in the process. In the court system everyone has to fill out the lengthy,…

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