Most couples who divorce or dissolve their civil partnership don’t have a full court hearing to settle financial disputes. But it’s a good idea to understand what the courts would decide about the family home.
If you have children, especially if they’re young, the court will take into account the fact that they need somewhere suitable to live with each parent.
The approach taken by the court does vary slightly around the UK. The eventual outcome will also depend on your individual circumstances.
As parents, it’s important to always prioritise your children’s needs during a divorce or dissolution. This includes trying to disrupt them as little as possible.
But many families will need to ‘downsize’ as a result of a divorce or dissolution.