Planning your finances after separation

The guide is intended to help start taking control of your finances after separation, or divorce. Our experience is that people going through separation often feel out of control; the steps contained in this guide will help you to move forward.

This guide isn’t intended to provide you with the detailed individual financial lifestyle and goals-based review that a financial planner would offer. However, it will give you the first steps to take.

Separation is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life, beginning to take control and move forward with even one area can help to reduce the stress and help you to focus.

I hope that you will find working through the guide and answering the questions is helpful.

If you or someone you know would benefit from a more in-depth discussion with us, please get in touch.

Good luck with your first step. 

Tamsin Caine

Chartered Financial Planner

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I have had the pleasure of working with Tamsin during my divorce and for pensions advice. In both areas Tamsin applied her vast experience and up-to-date knowledge to the counsel she offered, whilst applying her engaging and kind approach to challenging conversations. Tamsin prioritised my needs and made sure that I had the best possible outcome – I wouldn’t want anyone else in my corner. Please look no further if you need help with either a divorce or pensions advice, Tamsin comes very highly recommended and will forever have my gratitude.

Danielle Peel Adams

I just wanted to say thanks again for all of your help last year, your swift and efficient response significantly reduced my stress levels at the time and your report was really useful in helping us to come to an agreement about the financial settlement. 😊

Paulette Forbes

During my divorce my solicitor advised me that I needed to get independent financial advice and Tamsin was recommended to me by a friend. I am so glad that I went with Tamsin as her no nonsense, common sense, logical approach meant that I was able to come to a financial settlement without going to court. Tamsin explained everything to me in a way that I could understand, and she fully appreciates the fact that getting divorced is on occasions overwhelming, especially when things are more complicated than you had ever imagined they would be.

The report that Tamsin produced for me was based on the facts and what she suggested I offer to try and reach a settlement was both fair and reasonable. If Tamsin had not got involved, I would have ended up having to go to court, spending a fortune and causing myself and my children continued uncertainty and hardship.

I would whole heartedly recommend Tamsin and Smart Divorce – honest, professional, knowledgeable, and perhaps most importantly for me empathetic.

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