Going through a divorce or legal separation can be a very difficult and stressful process, even if the separation is amicable between both parties. Untangling personal finances and separating joint assets fairly can be tricky and is often far from straightforward, particularly if you own significant assets such as the matrimonial home. This can be even more difficult and contentious where there are dependent children involved in the relationship. The decision on how to deal with the family home will, in most cases, have an impact on these children in many ways.
Unfortunately, 42% of marriages end in divorce, however one consequence of this statistic is that mortgage lenders are familiar with these types of situations. There are generally options available to you when it comes to refinancing an existing joint mortgage on the family home or getting a new mortgage facility to buy a new home.