Who gets the house in a divorce?

Generally, if you don’t have children, the starting point is that your house will be split 50/50 in a divorce. But this depends on each individual case and how you both decide to agree on other factors, such as pensions, maintenance and capital.

For example, you may decide on a divorce agreement where you keep your pension and your partner gets the house. Or your partner agrees to accept no maintenance in return for your half of the house.

If you have children, the court’s main concern will be for their wellbeing. You will not be able to agree on your house or finances without agreeing the arrangements for your children first.

Sometimes, the court can order that the house be sold and that the proceeds be divided in such a way that they think appropriate. And it can decide to delay when the house is going to be sold.

In any case, the court will be fair to both parties.

How to get a fair divorce settlement

Your first step is to come in for a free initial advice session with us to see how we can help you.

Call Mark Reeves now on 01482 324252 or email mar@gosschalks.co.uk to let us know a day and time that suits you.

For a full range of Family Law services and useful resources, please find our dedicated Family Law page here.

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