Financial Proceedings

The financial aspects of separation can often give rise to more concern than the separation itself. You may be concerned about how much you will receive or how much you may have to pay.

Having fully identified and understood yours and your former partner’s financial resources we can discuss the options available.

When considering financial matters the court take into account a range of factors under S25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act to include:

  • The income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each of the parties has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future, including any increase in earning capacity which it would in the opinion of the court be reasonable to expect a party to take steps to acquire.
  • The financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each party has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future.
  • The standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage.
  • The age of each party and the duration of the marriage.
  • Any physical and mental disability of either of the parties.
  • The contributions which each of the parties has made or is likely in the foreseeable future to make to the welfare of the family.
  • The conduct of each of the parties if that conduct is something that it would be inappropriate for the court to disregard.
  • The value of any benefit which by reason of the dissolution of the marriage a party will lose the chance of acquiring.

How can we help you?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution in relation to financial matters and no two cases are the same, with options for settlement including:

  • Orders for property transfer/sale.
  • Lump sum orders.
  • Periodical payments orders.
  • Pension orders.
  • Clean break orders.

We will look at your case and its unique facts and apply the law to help you achieve the most suitable solution. Initially we will try to resolve any outstanding issues through negotiations, however if this fails, it may be necessary to institute Court proceedings. We will advise and act for you until conclusion of the matter.

Our team is focused on managing your expectations and providing a realistic assessment of your case.

Please call 0333 016 3333 and speak to a member of our Team if you require any help or assistance.

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