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I had an accident at work and received a substantial amount of money in compensation for my injuries. My wife and I are currently getting divorced. Will I have to share my injury compensation money with my wife?

If you can’t agree a financial settlement with your wife you may have to let a court decide how you will divide your assets when you split up. It’s likely that you were awarded compensation not just for your pain and suffering but also to help you through difficulties resulting from the injuries you received. If for instance you are now partially disabled the court will take this into account, among other things, in deciding how much each of you need. See a solicitor specialising in matrimonial work to help you negotiate a fair settlement.

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