When considering financial settlements on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, a number of factors are taken into account. These include:
- the length of the marriage or civil partnership
- the ages of the parties
- their assets, income and earning capacities
Family law is a very discretionary area of law, which makes choosing the right lawyer absolutely crucial.
Our experienced team of family lawyers regularly deal with complex financial arrangements and international assets. We use this wide range of experience to make sure our clients get the financial settlements that they deserve.
Our family team work extremely closely with our tax and trust lawyers. We also work with accountants, financial advisers and pension actuaries to secure the most appropriate financial settlement for you.
We aim to avoid the costs and stress that comes with contested court proceedings and therefore, where appropriate, we will encourage you to try to reach an amicable agreement.
You may have already reached an agreement with your spouse. If this is the case, it is important that you take legal advice to ensure that this is fair and reasonable. It is also important to have your agreement made legally binding in order to minimise the risk of financial dispute resurfacing months, or even years, later.