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Welcome to series 1 of our Bitesize Myth Buster.

If you are facing divorce, we hope our bitesize blog will help alleviate some of the unnecessary worries you may have at an early stage and/or help you get to grips with the principles of divorce in Northern Ireland.

It doesn’t matter who’s to blame.

Unfortunately the reason for the breakdown of the marriage almost never has any impact on how the assets of the marriage are divided. The Court will not give the injured spouse the family home or a greater share of the family savings because their spouse had an affair. The assets of the marriage are divided based on the following factors;

• Length of the marriage
• The age of both spouses
• How many minor children there are in the family
• The health needs of both spouses
• The financial needs of the family