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Divorce and separation: Your questions

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 at 1502 GMT

On Wednesday's Money Box Live, Vincent Duggleby took your questions about divorce and separation and put them to a panel of expert guests.

If you and your partner are separating, you will have to face the difficult task of dividing your assets.

This could involve selling your home, splitting a pension fund and arranging maintenance payments for children.

How do you go about this and what are the likely costs? What do you need to consider?

How do you decide what is fair and what happens if you cannot agree?

Are there sources of financial help if you cannot make ends meet?

Perhaps you have a question about supporting children.

And what are the legal differences between Scotland and England?

Whatever your question, if you needed some advice on the financial aspects of ending a relationship, Vincent Duggleby and his panel of experts were here to help.

Vincent was joined by:

  • John Fotheringham, consultant in family law at Fyfe Ireland
  • Jane Craig, family partner, Manches
  • Kirsty Marshall, senior advice worker, Gingerbread/One Parent Families

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

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