Financial divorce settlements
Financial divorce settlements
Reaching a financial settlement can often be the most complicated part of the whole divorce process.
Both parties are required to provide a full and frank disclosure of their finances and an agreement must be reached, with or without court intervention. This is why it’s extremely important to take expert legal advice to make sure you get a fair financial settlement.
As one of the leading divorce teams in the UK, we can help you, whatever your financial situation or however complex your finances. We have an unrivalled reputation and can assist you in securing your financial future.
The most important factor in any financial settlement is the needs of the parties and welfare of any children. Consideration is also given to:
- contributions each party has made to the marriage, either financially or domestically
- earnings and potential earnings (including pensions)
- properties and other financial assets
- any debt or financial responsibility
- ages and length of the marriage
- the standard of living during marriage.
Our expertise in combining excellent negotiation and mediation skills with tough litigation expertise means we can handle the most intricate of financial affairs. We have extensive experience of cases involving companies, partnerships, agricultural assets, off-shore investments and trusts, as well as commercial and international property.
There are a number of different options to take when seeking to resolve financial matters - we can advise you on the best approach to take with your settlement.
Interim financial arrangements
We can also help with interim financial provision if your spouse is not supporting you financially. We will make an emergency application to the court for ‘maintenance pending suit’ – this is a court order that requires your spouse to pay you a fixed monthly sum until the divorce is brought to a conclusion. In addition, we can seek an order that your spouse assist you in meeting your legal cost of the divorce process.
If there is a risk your spouse may be trying to hide or dispose of assets, we can also arrange for injunctions, which will freeze assets until the divorce has been concluded.
Free, honest advice
To discuss your divorce with an experienced family law solicitor, please contact us on 0800 840 4929 – we can talk you through the process in more detail and put your mind at rest by answering any questions you may have.
We also offer a range of online fixed price divorce services, where you can tailor your divorce to suit your needs and budget, including financial settlements.
0800 840 4929
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