The breakdown of a relationship can raise a wide ranging number of practical and financial issues.  In nearly all situations consideration will need to be given to the issue of where you and any children are going to live and how future expenditure is going to be met.  There may well be other assets such as investment properties, pensions or business interests to consider.  It is normal for a client to feel that they do not fully understand the full extent of the family finances and we always make sure that clients are given time and support, where necessary, to understand the full financial background before any decisions are made about any financial settlement.  Given our many years of experience in this field we are able to provide clear advice as to the likely financial settlement in your case.