When couples separate, one of the most difficult and worrying aspects is how to resolve the joint finances. This applies to married couples, civil partners and unmarried couples. If you are not married, please see our page on Unmarried Couples – Separation
For married couples and civil partners, the legal position is, for practical purposes, the same. Spouses and Civil Partners are entitled to a financial settlement and are able to claim for financial relief in the family courts alongside Divorce or Dissolution proceedings.
Provision can be made for sharing property, cash, investments, income and pensions.