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Welcome to series 2 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.

Divorce and finances are two different things

Even though you have issued proceedings and obtained your Decree Absolute confirming you are no longer married to your spouse, unless you have an Order from the Court finalising the finances between you and your now ex-spouse, you are still financially tied together. For example, if you should later remarry and buy a property with your new spouse, your ex-spouse could potentially claim a portion of your new home.
If you have finalised divorce proceedings between you and your ex-spouse without obtaining an Order from the Court about your finances, get legal advice as soon as possible.