If you and your spouse are getting divorced, you must also separate your financial affairs. This is not an easy task as your finances are likely to be deeply entwined.
We understand that the stress and pressure that accompany a divorce may be magnified by the need to untangle your finances. We can help you to complete this process with the least amount of stress possible and work with you to achieve the best outcome for you.
Your financial settlement can be agreed at any time during your divorce but if you are struggling to agree, you do not need to let this delay the process of completing the divorce. Whilst it does not hinder the process, it is quicker and easier to agree the financial settlement prior to the divorce if this is possible. If you agree the financial settlement before the divorce, the court can make any necessary orders it needs at the same time as processing the decree nisi (the first stage of the divorce process).
Mediation could help you to get to the root of the issues stopping you reaching the settlement you want. A mediator will listen to both sides and make a decision about what the financial settlement should look like. Mediation can help take out the antagonism from the process. This may facilitate an early agreement without the associated costs of going to court.
However, if mediation is unsuccessful, your only option for settlement is to let a judge decide on your financial settlement. This will be costly in terms of your time and financially too, and where there are children in your family, litigating a divorce can have a significant impact on them.
Why Choose Avenue Solicitors?
Financial settlements can be one of the hardest parts to agree in any divorce. We can help you to achieve the best outcome possible for you and we work hard to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome. With over 20 years of experience in divorce law, you can rely on us to clearly lay out your entitlements and the areas, such as your ex-spouse’s pension, which could be overlooked.
We offer a Free Initial Consultation so that you can discuss your circumstances and we can explain how the processes work, what you can include in a financial settlement and tell you how much it will cost to arrange. This will allow you the opportunity to consider what to do next, without incurring any legal costs at all.
Please do get in touch with us today for more information about financial settlements and divorce.
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To find out more about making a financial settlement, what is included in the settlement and how this settlement can affect you please get in touch today.
You can call us on 0800 014 8575 and our experienced family law team can talk this through with you or make an appointment for a Free Consultation.
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