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Divorce & The Home

Often when you decide that your relationship is over your very first concern is how can you get your spouse out of the house. We are specialist solicitors who can help you and guide you through your rights and take action to get your spouse to leave your property. We also help you by advising you whether it is realistic and advisable for you to keep your house and, if so, help you in achieving that.

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Should I move out of the house when we separate?

  The family home is not only often the biggest asset, it also tends to carry a lot of emotional attachment, so it’s hardly surprising that it can be the centre of a great deal of conflict. Frequently people will want to know immediately what will happen to the property and where they both live, […]

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How do you decide who keeps the house on a divorce?

There is no formula for dividing assets and the courts will consider many factors when deciding the details of a divorce settlement. Relevant factors include: whether you have any children under 18 what you have by way of other assets how much you each earn now and what you are likely to be able to […]

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Will I get the house on my divorce?

  Every case is different and it completely depends on your own circumstances, those of your family and also your financial position. Generally speaking, the court has to reach a fair financial settlement. Whether you can retain the home will usually depend on whether you have children living with you and also what other assets […]

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What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is a pattern of physical or sexual violence or controlling behaviour in a relationship or marriage. It may involve physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual abuse and can include violent behaviour or subtle control that makes the victim feel worthless, deprives them of money or prevents them from leaving the family home. Types […]

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Frequently Asked Questions


What considerations are there when it comes to dealing with a property on divorce?

  The most important consideration for couples with children is the welfare of the family as a whole. Children should be put through as little upheaval as possible and may need to remain close to school and childcare facilities. Consider your own needs too, in relation to accessibility to work, maintaining contact with children and […]

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If the house is in my spouse’s name, does this mean that they get to keep it?

The fact that a house is in your name after divorce is unlikely have any bearing on who gets the house. Properties are treated in exactly the same way as pensions and savings accounts – in other words, your property is considered to be part of your marital assets. Divorce settlements are worked out by […]

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What if my spouse has changed the locks to my jointly owned house?

If you arrive home to a jointly owned house to find the locks have been changed, you can’t simply break in if someone is in the property – you could be committing a criminal offence breaking into your own house if you cause fear and distress.

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Can’t I just change the locks on the house?

Tempting as it may be to change the locks to prevent the other person gaining access to the home, you can’t change them if the property is jointly owned. Tensions can quickly escalate which is why negotiations should be progressed through a solicitor so that agreement can be reached rather than resorting to extreme measures. […]

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Latest News


6 Early Steps to Take When You’re Preparing for Divorce

Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have quite an impact on the financial ou
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New pension rights for same sex couples

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
Same sex couples who marry will now enjoy the same pension benefits on death as heterosexual married couples following a
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Dividing pensions on divorce: How to choose the right option

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
There are three different ways to deal with pensions on divorce – pension attachment orders, pension sharing orders an
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