These issues are often very close to a client’s heart and which our team is experienced to advise on, taking each client’s circumstances into consideration to achieve the best outcome possible. We work hard with our clients to achieve an outcome that is fair and achieved in an efficient cost effective manner.
It is important to note that the court will not automatically make any orders dealing with financial matters as part of your divorce. Furthermore financial claims between you and your spouse do not necessarily end following your final divorce.
If you and your spouse can reach an agreement about financial matters then it’s always best to record your agreement in a formal court order known as a consent order. The court can make such an order as soon as the divorce has reached the decree nisi stage. We can assist you to draft the Consent Order in accordance with the agreed terms.
If you and your spouse cannot agree about financial and property matters then you may need to consider making an application to court to resolve matters.
The court has a wide range of powers to make orders relating to finance and property issues but you will need to give careful consideration to the cost involved, the likely benefits and any alternatives, before going down this route.
As an alternative to court proceedings you might like to consider mediation to try to reach an agreement with your spouse or there is now a new and innovative approach to dispute resolution known as collaborative law.
We would be happy to discuss your options with you, taking into account your individual circumstances.
If you would like to discuss a potential matter or would like any further information then please contact one of our team using the details shown on this page.