Category: Divorce

Divorce without Court: The Benefits of Avoiding a Hostile Break-Up

Due to the emotional trauma and financial impact of a marriage breaking down, every divorce has the potential to become hostile. Unfortunately, this is counterproductive for a number of reasons, and you can definitely benefit from a divorce without court proceedings. Every divorce is different; some people can divide their assets and go their separate ways without any complications while for others, the process is a lengthy affair that requires a court to make crucial decisions. This tends to occur when a couple is unable to agree on certain aspects of the divorce, such as the division of assets or…

How to Protect Your Assets before and during a Divorce

The breakdown of a marriage is a difficult experience, but the majority of the stress during a divorce comes from negotiating the division of matrimonial assets. In this post, we discuss how to protect your assets before and during a divorce. You and your spouse will have accumulated a vast range of assets over the course of your marriage, all of which will be included in the concluding financial settlement. A divorce can have a pretty hefty financial impact on those involved, so it’s not uncommon for one party to attempt to secure certain assets before the divorce has been…

The Pros and Cons of Planning Divorce Secretly

Not every divorce is expected or even a mutual decision. So it’s not uncommon for one spouse to begin planning a divorce secretly.  Although some divorces are completely out of the blue — for example, if one party has been unfaithful — it’s often a gradual breakdown of the marriage that proves to be the killer blow. Regardless of the grounds for divorce, one spouse may believe that planning divorce secretly is the best solution. In this post, we’ll discuss the concept of planning a divorce in secret and list a few pros and cons of doing so. Pros It…

Hiding Assets: Should I Transfer Money before Divorce?

The division of assets can be a complicated process, often leading to hostility, which is why some people opt to hide assets and transfer money before a divorce — whether as a financial tactic or to annoy their spouse. But the question is, should you hide assets before divorce? Every divorce is different. In some cases, both parties agree on the terms of the divorce and divide assets equally and fairly, but for others, the division of assets can be a complex and hostile process. Not only this, but a financially unfavourable divorce settlement has the potential to shape the…

How to Get the Most out of a Divorce Settlement: 4 Expert Tips

A divorce is a difficult time for many reasons, but it’s also an opportunity for a fresh start and the prospect of an exciting future. However, to do so, you’ll need to be in a good place financially. In this post, we’ll provide some expert tips on how to get the most out of a divorce settlement.  A divorce settlement serves as the final legal agreement between a married couple to document the terms of their divorce. This will include the division of marital assets such as savings, property, child maintenance and shares, as well as any business assets. The…

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