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What Are My Property Rights On Divorce?

Your Property Rights On DivorceHello, my name is Maureen Brown, I am a family law solicitor who specialises in dealing with legal issues arising from relationship breakdowns. I aim to provide a sympathetic personal tailored advice to your individual circumstances. I care and will work hard to protect and look after your best interests.

Why not download our free guide to divorce? Packed full of useful information, try it out today.

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What Are My Property Rights In A Divorce?

Obtaining a divorce can actually be quite straight forward, especially if both parties agree the marriage is over.

What can be complicated is trying to sort out how the finances and joint property should be divided.  Knowing where you are going to live and how much income you will have to live on, are crucial and are often cause of great anxiety for separating couples.

For this reason, it is important to take legal advice from an experienced lawyer who specialises in family and divorce law and this is provided by our family team at Seatons.

The Matrimonial Home

If you are married, you have a right to occupy the matrimonial home, whether or not your name is on the title deeds.  If your partner is trying to force out of the property, you should take legal advice right away to establish what you can do to avoid this.

You will need advice about whether you can stay in that property post separation/divorce and whether you can retain the property in the long term.  You will need advice about how other joint assets should be divided for example holiday homes, savings, shares, and pensions.

There will often be a number of possible solutions to dividing the assets and we will advise you on what financial settlement you are likely to achieve, based on our knowledge and experience and on an understanding of the factors the Court would take in to account for example the length of the marriage, the age of the parties, your income, borrowing potential etc.  Often, it is possible to negotiate a settlement with your ex partner, with our help and this of course helps keep costs down, avoids lengthy litigation and above all, reduces stress and anxiety.

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Sarah Chan - Seatons Solicitors

Family Law Specialists

Hello, I am Sarah Chan and I am the Head of Seatons Solicitors Family Law Department in Corby, Northamptonshire.

We aim to provide our clients with an outstanding legal service. We will help and support you and most importantly we work hard for you.

Please contact us at either our Corby office on 01536 276300 or our Kettering office on 01536 311690 or contact us online

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