Where do I stand financially if we separate or divorce?
The more information I have at our initial meeting about your financial circumstances, the more able I am to advise you about where you stand legally and your financial entitlement. You might then be able to agree the terms of a financial settlement yourself with your ex-partner. I can draft the terms of your agreement as a binding document. If you are not able to agree terms, I can help you by written negotiation, round the table discussions, a referral to mediation or, as a final resort, contested court proceedings.
If you are concerned that your spouse might try to dispose of or hide assets to avoid bringing them into the settlement, please contact me straightaway because you may need my help to make an urgent application to the court to freeze assets or set aside a transaction that has already taken place.
If you are married, the court has wide discretion within divorce proceedings to grant a financial order that is reasonable in all of the circumstances. The options are much more limited if you are not married; your financial entitlement would then depend primarily upon who owns what. Maintenance is always payable for minor children. In exceptional circumstances, an unmarried parent might make a capital claim on behalf of a child. An overview of Child Maintenance Support can be found on the UK Government website.
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Articles about financial settlement
8th May 2016