Relationships and Money

How do you manage money as a couple? Whether you are setting up or splitting up your finances, call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk

Personal finance may not be the most romantic topic of conversation when you're starting life as a couple but you will have to take on joint financial decisions, goals and responsibilities.

Whether your personal circumstances and spending habits are similar or different you may have questions about protecting or making the most of your assets.

How do you maximise the tax advantages of marriage and civil partnerships?

What are the rules about transferring allowances and assets?

Which of you will be responsible for household bills, joint bank accounts, loans or credit agreements and what happens if you split up?

In the event that a relationship does break down, how can you untangle your money and home fairly?

Can cohabitation and prenuptial agreements help and what are the differences between Scotland and England?

Joining presenter Ruth Alexander will be:

Anita Monteith, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Rachael Kelsey, Family Law Specialist, Sheehan Kelsey Oswald, Edinburgh.
Marilyn Stowe, Senior Partner, Stowe Family Law.
Dennis Hussey, Money Adviser, National Debtline

To talk to the team call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail your question to moneybox@bbc.co.uk now. Standard geographic call charges apply.

Presenter: Ruth Alexander
Producer: Diane Richardson.

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30 minutes

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Wed 17 Sep 2014 15:00