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Financial disputes

We recognise that dealing with financial issues can be one of the most stressful parts of a divorce and we pride ourselves upon taking a constructive and pro-active approach.

The court has total discretion in dividing the financial assets of a marriage, although the paramount consideration will be the welfare of any children.

The court must also consider factors such as the financial resources of you, your spouse and your respective financial needs for the future. Other factors to take into account are the respective contributions made during the marriage, any lost opportunities as a result of the divorce, the length of the marriage, and any relevant conduct or other circumstances.

This is a complex area of law and we have an experienced team to ensure that your interests are properly and fairly represented.

In an effort to budget costs and ensure unnecessary conflict is not added during what is likely to already be a very difficult time for you, we are able to facilitate a process of financial disclosure between yourself and your spouse and in turn, advise you as to what your realistic options are in terms of scope of settlement and what you can expect to achieve overall. In line with this, we can assist with negotiating with your spouse, to achieve terms of settlement outside of Court. This can be a cost and time-effective way of addressing matters. However, if agreements cannot be reached, or if one spouse does not wish to engage in this process, Court proceedings can be issued to address matters with a more rigid timetable and structure being imposed.

For more information please call 01952 525915 or via email