Before you enter the meeting with your solicitor to discuss financial matters, I advise you to be better prepared than a high ranking Boy Scout.
The less work your legal team have to do, the more money you’ll be able to hold onto, so go in armed with as much as you can from the following list.
An up to date valuation of your property
current mortgage status
valuations on any other assets
CETV values of pensions
your most recent P60 and 4+ payslips
self-employed folks will need to bring their books for the past 2 years
a valuation of the business from your accountant
12 months bank/building society statements
the surrender value of endowments
your last tax return
details of shares held
credit card statements
outstanding loan details
and finally, in as much detail as you can provide, your income requirements.
This bit is undoubtedly the most mentally taxing segment of your divorce and the sooner you tick all these irritations off the list, the better; good luck with it all.