When you separate or divorce, it’s expected that you and your ex-spouse will divide all family property and family debt equally between you. This includes anything you got while you were together, but not before or after.
You can make different arrangements to divide your property and debt if you both agree to it. But it can be difficult to do fairly without legal help.
Dividing property and debts
Learn about what’s considered property and debt, and which things you’re expected to share with the other person when you separate or divorce.
Dividing pensions and other benefits
Property can also include certain types of income. Find out all you need to know about dividing pensions and benefits.
Dealing with debts
Debt taken on while you’re together should be split between you. Find out the rules for sharing your family debt.
Protecting yourself financially after you separate
Find out ways you can protect your finances and your share of the family property after you separate from your spouse.