We will talk to you about legal separation, divorce and dissolution. We will explain the procedure to bring the marriage or civil partnership to an end in a dignified way. We offer competitive fixed fee divorce plans and we will support you through each step from start to finish.
When a relationship breaks down, finances are often a source of major conflict. We offer practical, pragmatic and sensible advice regarding a range of financial issues. We deal with each case individually, assessing the personal and financial circumstances of you both.
Whether separating or divorcing, we will advise you as to fair, achievable outcomes concerning the future of the family home, splitting the capital assets and where appropriate, payment of maintenance and pension provision. You will be supported at every step of the way from obtaining and considering financial disclosure to securing a legally binding agreement.
If you are worried actions are been taken to prejudice your claims we can advise you on how best to protect your position. This may involve urgent steps to prevent disposal of assets including court proceedings to freeze assets.
As no two cases are alike we offer specialist advice on a wide range of financial issues which include those involving:
- medium to high value assets
- family businesses and partnerships
- farming cases
- family trusts
- offshore and foreign assets
- military personnel
- pensions including armed forces pensions
- interim maintenance
- financial provision for children
If you do not wish to start divorce proceedings immediately but are keen to reach an agreement in relation to the finances it is advisable to enter in to a Separation Agreement dealing with the financial matters prior to the divorce. Separation Agreements are not legally binding but identify your intentions and can be highly persuasive in the event of subsequent court proceedings if there is any later dispute over financial claims.
We will advise you as to fair terms for such an Agreement and will ensure all the legal formalities are followed.
No one should tolerate violence or intimidation in their relationship. We will deal with such matters in a highly sensitive manner and will help you obtain emergency and longer term protection for you and your family.
You may be eligible to receive the benefit of Legal Aid and from the outset, we will assess your entitlement to ensure that you are legally represented throughout.
If you have been accused of abuse by a former partner, we can advise, assist and represent you through the proceedings.