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Helen Thewlis, Head of Family at Ramsdens Solicitors has featured in Aviva Magazine, with other experts, discussing how to have a stress-free and fair split.

Helen Thewlis, told Aviva Magazine, when discussing the position for the division of assets between couples who are divorcing or ending a formal civil partnership that, "The court has a range of considerations, starting with the needs of any children, and will take into account age, earning capacity, financial circumstances and a myriad of other factors covered under The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

She added: “It means, for example, where one parent has stayed at home to care for children, they are still entitled to a share of the home, income and pensions. The starting point is that assets are shared equally, but there can be many reasons to vary this because of the wide range of factors for the court to consider, and it is important to seek specific professional advice.”

You can read the full article from Aviva Magazine here.