Problems Associated with Separation and Inheritance – Mediation Bournemouth

Everyone should have a Will, but you might be wondering why having one is so vital in the event of a divorce.

Last but not least, think about whether or not you want your ex-partner to inherit all of your possessions after you die if you are no longer in a relationship with them. You may believe that you are healthy and fit, and that the danger is modest; nonetheless, nobody knows what is around the next corner, and for a relatively cheap expense, you can remove the possibility of something bad occurring to you. If you were married when you wrote your will and assigned your former spouse to either the position of executor or beneficiary, the appointments will stay in effect until you have received your decree of absolute divorce, which will take at least a few months. If you have not written a will, the rules of intestacy dictate that your former spouse will inherit all or the bulk of your fortune if you pass away before the Decree Absolute is issued.

You may have children with your ex and often also to a current partner; you may wish to ensure that they would benefit and may also wish to appoint someone to be their guardian if, for example, the other parent is abusive and unsuitable to care for them. If this is the case, you may wish to make sure that they would benefit.

Even if you have a will in place, if you own a home jointly with another person and fail to break the joint tenancy, your former partner might get your portion of the property after your death. This is something that may be taken care of in conjunction with a Will or in connection with Family Mediation Bournemouth.

You may be entitled to a pension, and the death benefit on that pension might be sizable. Through the pension provider, you might be able to name someone other than your ex-spouse to receive this upon your passing instead of your ex-spouse.

Any appointment in a Will as executor or gift to an ex-spouse will no longer be valid after a divorce and the issuance of a Decree Absolute, which is why you should draught a new Will after the divorce is finalised.

Put an end to pointing fingers when it comes to divorce.

It was stated on the 9th of April 2019 by the government of the United Kingdom that they are going to adopt new rules that will mean that couples will in the future be allowed to divorce without having to blame the other party, which is the situation that exists at the moment. Those who are active in family law view this news as having a very good impact, despite the fact that there will still be a delay in the introduction of these legislation.

At this time, unless both parties choose to wait at least two years, one of them is required to blame the other for the end of the relationship being broken up because of usually unreasonable behaviour or infidelity. This will only serve to make matters worse amongst the parties involved and prevent them from focusing on settling issues pertaining to the children and the finances of the family in order to make it possible for the parties involved and the children of the family to go on with their lives.

In England and Wales, divorce was granted in sixty percent of cases involving adultery or other inappropriate behaviour in 2016.

Getting a divorce is never an easy process, and placing blame on the other spouse just serves to raise tension and is counterproductive. While this announcement has been made, it is anticipated that the process of putting the modifications into effect will not be held up for an extended period of time.

What Will Be Different?

The reforms that are being suggested will make it possible for couples to be divorced on the basis that they merely need to claim that their marriage has irretrievably broken down in order to do so.

There will still be a time period of at least six months in order to prevent the parties from rushing into a decision; however, it will not be necessary to establish that one of the parties was guilty of adultery or unreasonable behaviour.

It is yet unclear when exactly this new regulation will come into effect, so for the time being, all we can say is “watch this space.” Nevertheless, this is unquestionably a significant advance in the right direction.

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