What can our Family Finance Lawyers help you with?
Financial matters can cover:
- Property owned
- Bank accounts held
- Savings accounts held
- Business assets
- Child maintenance costs
- Endowment policies
- Insurance policies
Our family finance lawyers have a wealth of experience in resolving financial and property issues following a divorce or separation and they are also skilled at dealing with high net worth matters. You can trust that your legal representative will strive to achieve the best possible settlement to protect you and your future and also that of any children involved.
Reaching an agreement on finances and property can often be challenging and complicated. Without a focused and pragmatic representative acting for you, legal fees can escalate rapidly and become disproportionate. Our family solicitors will bear legal costs in mind from day one and they will keep you fully updated throughout, ensuring that all the steps taken are tailored to what you can afford.
Most cases are settled by negotiation and don’t require a judge to determine who receives what proportion of the assets. However, our team are expert litigators and will robustly represent you in court should that be necessary. We can advise you on the many factors that a court would take into account when assessing how your assets should be divided up.
Obtaining a Court Order
Even where you have reached an agreement with your ex-partner on finances and property without the court’s involvement, we always advise you to obtain a court order to secure yourself against a future claim for financial support. Unless a legally binding agreement is in place, you or your ex-partner could make a claim even years down the line. Therefore, even if you reach an agreement with your ex-partner, voluntarily or through mediation you should have a lawyer advise you of the financial implications of what has been agreed and have this confirmed in a court order. The court order will be enforceable and this therefore will protect you should your former partner default on the agreement and/or make a future financial claim.
How else can we help?
When dealing with dividing finances and property you may need to instruct a number of other lawyers depending on your circumstances. Here at Marsden Rawsthorn, we can assist you with the related legal services you may need, keeping things more straightforward for you. For example;
- Property Solicitors to deal with the sale, purchase, or transfer of property
- Wills, Probate, Tax and Trust Solicitors to assist with updating your Will or LPA, creating a Trust or Tax Planning
- Business Law Solicitors to assist with any family-owned business issues
For advice in respect of finances and property following a breakup, contact us on 01772 799 600 and we will put you in touch with one of our team.
Family Law Clinic
We offer a free family law clinic each week where new clients of the firm with family-related issues can have a free and confidential 30-minute consultation with one of our family lawyers. Please call us or click here for further information about when the next clinic is taking place.