Divorce Decisions in a Nutshell
Part of the Divorce For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)
You face many tough decisions when negotiating a divorce agreement. In most cases, the basic questions you need to ask yourself boil down to the following:
Where will you both, and your children, all live afterwards?
Who will the children live with or will you share their day-to-day care?
If you agree on the children living primarily with one of you, how will they keep in contact with their other parent?
Will you use a parenting plan? If so, what will it include?
Which one of you will pay child support?
How much will the child support be?
Will the child support include items such as spending money, any private healthcare for your children, school tuition, and other child support ‘extras’, such as coaching or music lessons?
How long will the child support last?
Will maintenance (spousal support) be paid? If so, to whom and how much?
How long will the maintenance payments last?
What are your assets?
What are your debts?
How will you divide your assets (for instance, your home, cars, pensions) and how will you share out the paying off of your debts?