One of the most difficult issues to resolve when a relationship ends is the financial and property matters that inevitably arise following a relationship breakdown. Our solicitors can guide you through the process of resolving such issues whether you simply want advise on arrangements you have discussed directly with your former partner, to check the fairness of the arrangements proposed, or if you need advice on how to resolve matters with the help of the courts.
If you are not able to resolve matters via discussion with your former partner we can advise on the alternative options available to you from using mediation or a collaborative law approach to negotiations through solicitors and ultimately the court process. We will explain to you the need for disclosure of financial information and what factors determine how financial cases would be resolved by the court and how these factors could affect your case. We will guide you through the routes available to you and explain how the processes work in jargon free language. We are happy to answer any questions you have no matter how silly the question may seem.
Ultimately when dealing with financial matters we seek to reach an agreement wherever possible in an amicable and costs effective manner. Once agreement is reached the terms can be recorded in a number of ways, deed of trust, separation agreement or by way of a Consent Order. We are able to offer fixed fee arrangements for preparing these documents on your behalf. We are also able to give you a best estimate of the likely costs involved should it be necessary to take your case to court.
Once matters have been agreed we can assist you in complying with the terms of any agreement by arranging transfer of assets such as shares or properties, deal with the sale of property on your behalf and guide you as to how pension sharing arrangements may be implemented.