Money and property when a relationship ends

3. Get help agreeing

A mediator can help you and your ex-partner agree on how to split money and property, without taking sides.

Mediation isn’t relationship counselling. It can help you agree on how you’ll divide your assets, including:

  • money
  • property
  • savings
  • investments

Find a local mediator.

Check if you can get legal aid for mediation.

What you agree in mediation isn’t legally binding unless you get a solicitor to draft a consent order for a court to approve.

The mediator can decide mediation isn’t right for you (for example, if there’s been domestic abuse and you need to go to court instead).

If you need more help agreeing

You can:

If you don’t agree on everything

You can ask a court to decide on anything you haven’t already agreed.

You must show you’ve attended a meeting to see if mediation is right for you before applying to a court. You won’t have to in certain cases, for example if there’s been domestic abuse or social services are involved.