Our team have the expertise and understanding to assist you every step of the way, no matter how complex your situation is.
Resolving the financial issues that arise on divorce or separation is often the most contentious part of the process. It is common for issues like deciding who gets what to feel overwhelming and confusing. Given the practical implications that flow from financial matters, it is often the biggest issue that keeps people awake at night.
We have the experience and expertise to help you untangle matters and find the clarity that you seek. Our priority is to help you find effective solutions for you and your family.
Getting the timing right
Timing is important if you are divorcing or separating. Timing can have a direct impact on the financial arrangements and, if you are divorcing, it is vital to take advice as early as possible in relation to how to address financial matters.
Many people are surprised to learn that concluding the divorce itself does not give finality in relation to financial matters. Unless all financial claims against one another are properly dismissed, via a separate financial court order, the claims created on marriage will remain open indefinitely until death or remarriage.
There are also likely to be complex tax considerations to consider, such as capital gains tax. It is often possible to mitigate tax liabilities on divorce or separation by taking early, expert advice.
Even if you believe your circumstances to be straightforward, it is best to seek specialist advice early on to ensure you avoid committing to anything that may be prejudicial to you. We will then be able to guide you on issues you may not otherwise have considered and to ensure you progress in the most appropriate and cost-effective manner.
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We have extensive experience in dealing with cases of any size, so no matter how complex or straightforward your circumstances may be we will be able to help and add value. We have specialist experience in dealing with the following:
There is no set formula for how finances should be divided on divorce. It is a myth that in most cases the outcome will be a 50:50 division. There are a complex range of factors that must be considered, and we have the expertise to guide you through these. Our tailored approach will take you through each of the considerations and explain how they may be relevant to your circumstances, ensuring you receive bespoke advice that is relevant to you and ensures the most appropriate outcome for you and your family.
We recognise that while financial matters are important, they are often only one part of a complex equation in the event of separation or divorce. We look at matters holistically, rather than in isolation, and will work with you to understand your goals and to help you achieve them. We will seek to resolve disputes efficiently, with dignity and where applicable in a child-centred manner.
Where possible we will strive to resolve matters through effective negotiation and we are expert in assisting through processes such as mediation, round table meetings and all other mechanisms of dispute resolution.
A court process is rarely the best way forward. However, should litigation become necessary for you then we have vast experience of achieving successful outcomes via the court. We work closely with a variety of barristers chambers, including the top-ranked London chambers, to ensure you always have the best service and the expertise you require.