Divorce and Finances

Divorce and Finances

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Understand the financial consequences of divorce, and learn how to choose professional guidance and avoid the major pitfalls with this guide from the "Essential Finance" series.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 128 x 179 x 6mm | 110g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, index
  • 0751337269
  • 9780751337266

Author information

Sarah Pennells is personal finance editor of The Lady, writer for the Financial Mail on Sunday, London Evening Standard and Independent on Saturday and a regular presenter on the BBC Breakfast and It's Your Money. She lives in Enfield, Middlesex. Marc Robinson is a financial consultant and author of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Markets. He resides in the United States.show more

Table of contents

Getting an overview: splitting one household into two; knowing when to use a solicitor; using mediation; going to court; identifying key dates. Negotiating your finances: creating a budget; using a worksheet; collecting records; reviewing credit; checking your credit file; separating joint accounts; finding help. Dividing assets and debts: understanding how courts view property; organizing your home; selling your home; dealing with a business; valuing a business; tapping into retirement assets; dealing with insurance; finding hidden assets; getting your share of state benefits; splitting debts. Determining maintenance: supporting children; looking after children; supporting a spouse; reviewing rights of unmarried couples. Anticipating other costs: splitting assets and tax; paying for the divorce; facing your financial future. Comparing divorce laws: divorcing in Scotland; dividing property and assets in Scotland; divorcing in Northern Ireland.show more