Are you in the process of breaking up with a former partner with whom you shared joint property? If so you will need legal advice on what steps to take to bring matters to a satisfactory resolution either amicably or by a legal process known as Partition. In the event of a couple not agreeing on the division of jointly held property following on from the breakdown of a relationship, then application may have to be made to court for a court order in relation to the division of the property on terms to be decided by a trial judge in the absence of agreement.
This can be a very stressful time but it is vitally important that detailed instructions are given to the Solicitor instructed in relation to the initial accumulation of the assets whether it be property, shares, valuables, holidays homes or investments. We at Romaine scally and Co Solicitors know exactly how to conduct these cases to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the jointly held assets or indeed assets held by one but accumulated by both.
We consider it our job to elicit all the necessary information to put before the court including non financial contributions which in certain circumstances can be taken into account in arriving at a decision. The important thing is to give early, detailed instruction to your Solicitor before hasty, regrettable, inequitable irreversible decisions are made in the absence of professional advice.