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Financial Settlements & Divorce

Experts in Financial Settlements & Divorce

Resolving financial matters is often the most difficult part of your divorce and consideration has to be given how to provide a home for each of you and your children.

Our Family Law solicitors in Liverpool and Southport come with a wealth of experience and a formidable reputation for achieving the best outcome possible when it comes to dealing with the financial aspects of your marriage breakdown.

Negotiating a financial settlement in divorce can be an extremely complex process dealing with issues such as valuations (of shareholdings, properties, business assets and pensions) or assets acquired from sources outside of the marriage for example inheritance/pre-acquired assets and maintenance for both your children and yourself.

Specialists in High Profile Cases

Our specialist team is led by Sam Bushell, Sam is a leading expert in high net asset and complex financial cases regularly dealing with multi-million-pound divorces which have included some of the most complex cases.

The first step will be to understand your unique situation and then decide what the best path to take will be, exploring all the options that are available to you including negotiation, mediation, collaborative law and arbitration.

If none of these approaches is suitable and an application has to be made to the Court, we will provide the best representation to ensure the most successful financial settlement for you.

Please contact our family lawyers in Liverpool or Southport, even if you are just thinking of separation, to discuss your options.

Enforcement of Financial Orders

Drafting Orders for a financial settlement is a complex and intricate task so it’s essential you have expert legal advice in order to pre-empt any possible scenarios that could lead to non-compliance and ongoing litigation.

However, there may be occasions when your spouse/former spouse simply refuses to comply with an Order – perhaps they won’t pay a sum of money or sell or transfer a property.

If that happens then steps can be taken to enforce the Order and there are several enforcement options available such as a Charging Order over property or an Attachment of Earnings Order if periodical payments are not being paid.

If this happens – or has happened to you – then get in touch with us today and we will be able to advise and guide you through the process of getting the terms of the Financial Order enforced.

I’m not ready to consider divorce, can I get financial support throughout a separation?

If you are in the position where you and your partner have agreed financial matters but do not wish to divorce, a Separation Agreement will record your intentions at the time of your separation.

It’s important to note that this is not a legally binding document within the Judicial system, but it can add weight to any future divorce proceedings so long as you prove that both parties had independent legal advice and were honest in disclosing their financial circumstances prior to the Separation Agreement bring drawn up.

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If you need help in securing your financial future, then please contact us today

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When it comes to family law, emotions can run high but our specialised family law solicitors are here to help you through the whole process in a caring and compassionate manner.