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Divorce and Financial Implications

When a couple decides to divorce one of the biggest concerns is often the financial implications and the division of assets. You may wonder what will happen to the family home or whether you will have to make or be entitled to maintenance payments.

We can offer help and advice to resolve financial issues and put agreements and arrangements in place.

Thank you so much for all your help with everything! You are truly amazing and I wouldn’t have got through it without your support and advice.

Family Client

I just wanted to say thank you for supporting me and helping me get to where I needed to be!

Miss S. Family Law Client

Fantastic service, Lesley always showed compassion and understanding of my case and worked hard to ensure the very best outcome, she is not afraid to confront any wrong doings and is 100% trustworthy and passionate about her job.

Mr J. Family Client

They did a wonderful job helping my step daughter with changing her name, professional and very reasonable.

Mr R. Family Client

2014 was by far the worst year of my life to date. From the first time I met Lesley back in November 2013, she put me at ease and guided me exceedingly well through a very traumatic period. Thanks!!!

Mr C. Family Client

I wanted you to know how impressed I was with Alex, it is easy to say “she was just doing her job” however, I wanted you to know that I feel she is a credit to your firm.

Mrs B. Family Client

Chris Brown was absolutely brilliant in court. He is a lovely man who did his job perfectly and with style.

Mr H. Family Client

Jane is fantastic. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, nothing was too much trouble.

Ms C. Family Deparment Client

Financial arrangements can be a major point of discussion during a divorce, and it is important to keep discussions over finances separate from those regarding the arrangements of your children.

The sorting out of the financial matters is called ‘ancillary relief proceedings’. The law relating to this area is quite flexible, and allows the Courts to look at each individual case and decide accordingly on the financial settlement.

Do I Need To Appoint A Solicitor To Get Divorced?

No, however it may be better to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf. Most matters can be settled without the need to go to Court and it will generally be better for the parties involved, and certainly less expensive.

Even if you have come to an informal agreement with your spouse, we strongly recommend you ask a solicitor to check the agreement. You could be putting yourself in a vulnerable position, and remember that both your circumstances could change in the future.

How Much Will A Solicitor Cost?

Costs can vary depending on your individual circumstances and requirements. We offer an initial advice appointment with one of our family lawyers for a fixed fee of just £100+VAT. See our family fees and charges page for more information.

If It Goes To Court, What Factors Do They Take Into Account?

If the financial matters do reach Court, they take into account the following factors:

  • the welfare of any children of the family who are under 18 years old
  • the income, earning capacity, property and resources of each person
  • the financial needs, obligations and responsibilities of each person
  • the standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage
  • the age of each person, and the duration of the marriage
  • any physical or mental disability
  • the contribution made by each person to the welfare of the family, including looking after the home and bringing up children
  • the conduct of each person, but only if it was so bad it would be unfair to ignore it
  • any serious disadvantage to either person that would be caused by ending the marriage
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