Protecting your finances in divorce
In divorce the division of assets can be a stressful process. Our team of solicitors understand the best ways to protect your money and offer practical legal advice to help you secure your finances.
If you’re going through a divorce a serious concern could be how it will affect you financially. Our team of solicitors know how to help you secure your fair share of assets during any divorce proceedings.
There are many different areas to think about when separating your finances. Our experienced team can help you through this difficult time with their specialist advice. Some common areas that we help people with on a daily basis are:
Settling financial disputes
You want to be sure that when you’re going through a separation you get the best divorce advice you can. Our solicitors are highly experienced and are specialised in complicated and high value divorce financial settlements as well as more straightforward cases.
Using a constructive and collaborative approach
At this difficult time our family team can help you and your partner separate your lives in an amicable way and provide pragmatic divorce settlement advice which is fair. We are advocates of using negotiation and discussion to achieve the best results but will be there to support you in court if your case requires.
Divorce financial settlements may involve careful consideration of various assets including the family home, investments and pensions etc. We will advise you on how the courts divide income, assets and pensions depending on the specific circumstances of your case.
Contact us today for help with settling financial disputes during divorce.
A common question our specialist divorce solicitors are asked is “Will I receive maintenance after divorce?” This can be a very worrying issue when splitting up with your partner.
We help you understand child and spousal maintenance law
Maintenance payments can be divided into two areas:
- maintenance for financial support for the children, and
- maintenance for the spouse (husband/wife)
Whether you receive maintenance after divorce or have to pay it, will depend on the overall circumstances of your case. As well as a comparison of incomes we will also look at things like capital and savings as well the actual needs, or the future earning potential.
Talk to our team of specialist family solicitors about managing your maintenance payments.
Dividing the family home in divorce
Your home is the centre of family life. Some of the most upsetting questions in divorce are what will happen to the family home and how are other financial assets such as savings divided in the divorce or separation process? Deciding who gets the house in a divorce can be even more complicated when there are children. This is an area that our family solicitors are adept at dealing with.
How can you settle who gets which assets in a divorce?
The family home should not be looked at in insolation from all the other family assets. It is the value of the family assets as a whole and the needs and resources of the children and each party that will determine what happens to the family home.
Whether you and your partner have an amicable split or are going through a tougher time, our team of divorce lawyers can help you come to an agreement on your home, other properties or indeed any of your jointly owned assets.
Contact us today and we’ll help find a fair way to divide assets in divorce and will be there to support you with specialist advice at this difficult time.
Pensions in divorce
The arrangements and issues surrounding pensions in divorce are naturally complex. Neither you nor your partner will feel you should have to worry about how you’ll manage financially in retirement. This applies whether you’ve been bringing up children or building a career. So how do you settle on a fair split of pensions in divorce?
Helping you understand divorce pension rights
Divorce pension rights can be extremely complex. As your pension may be the most valuable asset in your marriage, you’ll need to consider the split carefully.
We work closely with pension actuaries to carefully analyse each element of the ‘pension pot’ to make sure it is correctly valued. This will give you more confidence to plan your future independently. Contact us today to understand how we can help you secure your pension.