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Divorce Settlement Solicitors

Going through a divorce is always a difficult situation to deal with. Not only will you be suffering from the breakdown of the relationship with the person you thought was your life partner, but you will also likely be faced with other pressing factors, including making important divorce financial settlement decisions, such as savings, investments, property and more.

Our friendly, expert divorce settlement solicitors can assist with all types of assets, including:

  • Property
  • Pensions
  • Investments
  • Savings
  • Trusts
  • Digital assets
  • International assets
  • Business assets

Even where your divorce has been finalised, it’s crucial to seek legal advice to ensure your assets are protected and/or to guarantee that you will receive a fair settlement that financially supports you and any children. 

Our divorce settlement solicitors are experts in this area and will provide the necessary support needed to achieve a quick and stress-free divorce settlement that is both fair and follows your desired wishes. We have years of combined experience assisting a wide range of clients, from cases we would consider more straightforward to those more complicated, including high net worth divorces.

Each case will be sensitively approached by our solicitors, aiming to resolve matters in a non-confrontational way by means of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods such as negotiation and mediation. We believe conflict can be side-stepped with the right strategy in place. However, we recognise this isn’t always possible, and where court litigation is required, our solicitors have the expertise to navigate court proceedings to get the best possible outcome to suit your circumstances.

SPEAK TO OUR DIVORCE SETTLEMENT SOLICITORS

For swift, expert advice on divorce settlements, our experts in WinchesterSunningdale or Alresford will be happy to help.

For more information about our related services, see our Family Law page.

OUR DIVORCE SETTLEMENT SERVICES

Negotiation

When making a divorce settlement, the most common way for divorcing spouses to achieve this is through negotiation, whether this is between themselves or with the assistance of their solicitor.

Our solicitors can assist you in putting forward your desired wishes in a calm and reasonable manner in an attempt to seek a divorce financial settlement that suits you both.

Mediation

There are ways to avoid contentious court proceedings, which are more cost-effective and quicker, in addition to reducing the likelihood of unnecessary conflict.

During mediation, both parties will work with a trained mediator, who acts as a neutral third-party listening and providing guidance in an attempt to reach a divorce settlement that both are happy with.

Our divorce settlement solicitors have supported many clients through family mediation and have the experience to ensure you get the outcome you need while avoiding unnecessary conflict.

Court proceedings

Unfortunately, there are occasions where negotiations and mediation do not provide an outcome that either party are satisfied with. Where this applies, court litigation may be more necessary to come to an agreement that suits the needs of both parties.

Our solicitors will support you throughout proceedings, providing carefully tailored advice and representing you. We will tirelessly fight your corner in hope to achieve the best result possible.

Financial orders

Financial orders are paramount for ex-spouses, and without a financial order in place, there is the possibility of financial claims being made against either spouse. The financial order will cut any financial ties between ex-spouses.

During a divorce settlement, there are a number of different financial orders that can be applied, including the following:

  • Consent order
  • Clean break order
  • Pension sharing order
  • Property adjustment order
  • Maintenance order
  • Lump sum order

Even where divorcing spouses are able to either amicably agree on a divorce settlement or come to an agreement through negotiation or mediation, it’s important to apply to court for a consent order to make the agreement legally binding.

Once a divorce settlement agreement has been made verbally between your ex-spouse and yourself, our solicitors will assist with the financial order application to court, ensuring everything has been done correctly.

For the court to approve the order, they require it to be fair to each party and any children involved with either party. Our solicitors will provide advice and assistance to ensure the settlement agreement meets the requirements prior to making the application.

ANSWERING YOUR DIVORCE SETTLEMENT QUESTIONS

WHAT AM I ENTITLED TO IN A DIVORCE SETTLEMENT?

What an individual will be entitled to in their divorce settlement will depend on each parties’ individual assets, otherwise known as non-matrimonial assets, and the divorcing couples shared assets, known as matrimonial assets. Other factors, such as your own personal circumstances, will be taken into account too. For this reason, no financial settlement divorce will ever be the same, with each one having different factors which will affect what each spouse will be entitled to.

WHAT FACTORS DOES THE COURT TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION?

The court will take into account a number of factors when deciding on what each party is entitled to during a divorce settlement. These factors are set out under section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and include the following:

  • The current and future income, property, and other financial resources of either party
  • The current and future financial needs, obligations, and responsibilities of either party
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The standard of living enjoyed by the family prior to the divorce
  • The age of each party involved
  • Any physical or mental disability either party suffer from
  • The contributions each party has made or is expected to make in the foreseeable future for the family, such as caring for the children
  • The conduct of each party
  • The financial needs of any children
  • The welfare of any children

DIVORCE SETTLEMENT PRICING

We always aim to be completely competitive and transparent with our legal fees. From the outset, we will make you aware of the expected costs by providing an estimate. In some situations, we are able to offer our fees on a fixed basis, particularly where the financial settlement is more straightforward, such as making a consent order application to court.

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