You and your ex-partner can choose how to work out money and property issues if you divorce or end a civil partnership.
You can usually avoid going to court hearings if you agree how to split your money and property.
You can use a solicitor to make your agreement legally binding.
You can agree on child maintenance at the same time or separately.
Get help agreeing
- work out your finances with a divorce and separation calculator
- read guidance to help you come to an agreement
- use a mediator - you might get legal aid to help with the cost
If you can’t agree on everything
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.