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Divorce and separation: Your questions

The expert panel: Janet Tresman; Simon Piggot and Liz Welsh
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 at 1502 BST

On Wednesday's Money Box Live, presenter Paul Lewis took your calls and e-mails about divorce and separation and put your questions to a panel of experts.

If you and your partner are separating, you may 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 don't agree?

Can a pre-nuptual agreement help?

Perhaps you have a question about supporting children.

And what are the legal differences between Scotland and England?

Whatever your question Paul Lewis and his panel of experts were here to help.

Paul was joined by:

  • Liz Welsh, Chair, Scottish Family Law Association
  • Janet Tresman, Consultant, Piper Smith Watton
  • Simon Piggot, Partner, Levison, Meltzer, Piggot

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson



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