Am working now on the best way to go about a financial settlement and it has been suggested that I go through all my income and expenditure over the last 20 years!!! Does anyone have or know of a template that I could use???
It''s important to separate the hurt and emotion from the practicalities otherwise the divorce will be far more complicated and therefore expensive than it needs to be.
Who petitions for divorce really doesn''t matter and defending or cross-petitioning just wastes energy, time and money which could be better spent on sorting out the finances. Contrary to what many people think conduct very rarely affects the financial settlement.
The usual legal advice is not to move out of the former matrimonial home but once you have moved out it is no longer your home and it can be difficult moving back.