Her Majestys Court Service (HMCS) information sheet on the Ancillary Relief process.
During or after a divorce, or the dissolution of a civil partnership, the annulment of a marriage or civil partnership (nullity) or a legal separation, the family court may still need to settle disputes over money or property. The family court can make a financial order. This may deal with selling or transferring property, maintenance payments (for example, weekly or monthly), a lump-sum payment or a pension-sharing or attachment order. This leaflet is for you if you are involved in a divorce or dissolution, nullity or legal separation proceedings and you want to apply for a financial order. If you need help deciding whether you can apply for an order you should speak to a solicitor, citizens advice bureau, legal advice centre or a law centre. You may be able to get free legal advice. For more information, go online to www.gov.uk/legal-aid. A court official can give you information about court procedures but cannot give legal advice.