Finances on Divorce. If you are divorcing, we can help you:
• Understand what the law says is a fair financial settlement in your case;
• Advise you on all the ways in which a financial settlement can be reached, including mediation and the court.
• Understand all the options for dealing with the family home;
• Deal with your spouse if they are not being open and honest, or if they are burying their head in the sand;
• Ensure that any financial settlement is binding and prevents your spouse making a claim years later.
If you have been married both you and your spouse have a potential claim on your respective assets and income.
After years of marriage, untangling your finances on divorce can be daunting. The law is not straightforward so it can be hard to work out what you are entitled to. Your spouse may be uncooperative or aggressive when financial issues need to be dealt with.
Our professional team of family solicitors specialise in the complex area of financial claims on divorce. We are passionate about protecting your financial future so your family has the financial security it needs. Robust, but not confrontational, we will ensure that your interests are well-represented and a final settlement is reached as quickly as possible. We will efficiently manage your case to minimise your legal costs.
Frequently asked questions
There are many different ways to reach a financial settlement, so hopefully you will not need to attend court. We can advise you on all the different options, including mediation, collaborative law and arbitration. Even if it is necessary to apply to court, a financial settlement is agreed in the vast majority of cases without the need to attend a contested final hearing.
In most cases an exactly 50/50 split of the assets is not the most appropriate settlement. The law requires any court to consider what is fair in all the circumstances of the case. The source of the matrimonial assets (e.g. inheritances or pensions accrued before separation), the different financial needs of each person (e.g. if one is the primary carer for the children), and the earning capacity of each person will all be relevant factors to consider when deciding what is fair in your case. It is important that you meet with an experienced family solicitor to discuss what is appropriate for you.
Our commitment to you and your family.
Contacting a solicitor does not need to be daunting. For a free-consultation with a family solicitor to find out how we can help, call 0330 300 1103 or request a call-back.