For most people who are separating, one of the most worrying aspects isn’t actually the divorce procedure itself but the financial arrangements which need to be put in place. It can be very unsettling to not know what the future holds and what you are going to take away from the marriage so that you can look to and plan your future.
It is generally advisable when possible to try and maintain communication with your spouse as you may be able to agree on more than you think. However you should take early advice from a family solicitor so that you even at an early stage can be made aware of the options available to you. This can be done without commitment from you to the legal process but will give you essential advice.
There are a number of ways you can approach the issue of a financial settlement. There is the traditional route of negotiation with the help of your solicitor, family mediation which can be a very constructive way of resolving your issues and also using the Court process.