Division of shared assets: property, savings and/or investments

When you are preparing for a judicial separation or divorce, you will have to look at any assets you may have (property, savings and/or investments); as these will be divided between the parties.

You will also need to look at your income, and your outgoings in order to come up with a budget for the family, and to assess what maintenance may be payable.

To allow for decisions to be made on financial matters, each person must make an affidavit of their means, that is, they must make a listing of all of their income and anything they own or have a share in, and swear that it is an accurate account.

The affidavit document is available on the Courts service website.

The affidavits of means will be used to negotiate the division of assets and to decide on maintenance amounts payable.