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Financial settlement

In addition to the considerable emotional upheaval, when faced with divorce or separation you may have to make hard decisions about the division of your property and earnings. What you decide can have serious and lasting implications for you and your family. We can provide you the clear legal advice and guidance necessary to obtain the financial settlement that best protects your interests and help you and your family plan for the future, at an extremely stressful time.

In order to minimise the expense, hurt and disruption you might experience, we believe Court proceedings should be a last resort. Our experienced family law advisors are specialists in securing a divorce settlement by negotiation, between you, your partner and their solicitor, with minimal acrimony.

However you choose to proceed, there is a strict obligation on both you and your partner to fully disclose all financial assets, resources, circumstances and income. Various factors will be taken into account, including your age, the length of your marriage, your respective needs and those of your children, your relative contributions and whether compensation is appropriate. Within UK law there is no unified code for the division of assets in event of a separation and therefore every case is unique. As such, yours will be judged on its own facts and merits.

Once an agreement is reached, we will ask the Court to ratify that agreement in the form of a financial order, which we will ensure protects you and your family moving forward.

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