Following a relationship break down decisions will need to be made about the sharing of the family assets ‘the matrimonial pot’, who is to live in the home, or should it be sold now or in the future and how is the family business going to be dealt with in the divorce.
This can all be very daunting at such an emotional time.
Our family solicitors are experienced in dealing with a range of net worth cases and assets to include businesses, pensions and inherited wealth. We aim to give you clear and practical advice to help you either reach an agreement or the division of the ‘matrimonial pot’ or seeking the best outcome for you within court proceedings.
We recognise the importance of being able to move forward with your life after divorce or separation and our experienced solicitors will guide you through this complex area of law.
Frequently asked questions about Divorce Finances
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.
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Contacting a solicitor does not need to be daunting. For a free 30 minute consultation with a family law solicitor to find out how we can help with financial settlements for divorce, call 0330 300 1103 or request a call-back.