At the end of a relationship there will inevitably be assets that will need to be divided between the separating parties.
Dividing assets upon the dissolution of either a marriage or civil partnership can often be a stressful and costly process. We appreciate this and will take the stress out of the process, as far as we are able to do so, whilst ensuring that the settlement reached is the best that can be achieved. Resolving financial matters can be achieved in one of two ways:
We understand that for many separating couples avoiding a court application can be preferable, if not essential. This is especially true if there are children involved. As such, we attempt to resolve matters amicably if it is possible to do so, promoting the use of family mediators to assist parties in appropriate cases to resolve financial matters as well as other forms of alternate dispute resolution such as family arbitration. However the matter is dealt with, we adopt a constructive approach to negotiations and offer sensible and pragmatic advice to clients throughout the process. If an amicable solution can be reached, we are specialists in drafting agreements into formal legal documents called ‘consent orders’, which, once sealed by the court, become legally-binding.
Applications to court for financial orders
Sometimes an application to court is unavoidable. Often court proceedings are required either to provide parties with a timetable to work towards or if one party will not provide financial disclosure. A court application may also be required if there is an issue of law that needs to be adjudicated upon. Whatever the reason, we have a breadth of experience at all levels to assist you in getting the right result. We will guide you throughout the process and advise you on issues that might arise, such as valuations and other expert reports.
We have over 85 years’ experience in our team of dealing with financial matters so, whatever the issue, we have solicitors with experience of your matter. Our team is highly-trained with specific accreditations that guarantee you will get the right legal advice. Every case is equally important to us. Whatever the assets involved the stresses are the same and the need for support just as imperative. We appreciate the pressures associated with separation and will provide reassurance and certainty throughout your matter that you are in the best hands. Our practical and sensible advice will allow you to make informed decisions about your case.
Just like to say thank you for all your help over the past year, you have been exceptional. You have taken a lot of the stress away and made the whole process a lot more bearable with your help.
As a long-standing client of Anthony Collins, I would like to express my immense gratitude for all the assistance that the Private Client Team have given me over a number of years, guiding and directing me to make many difficult decisions and steering me with her empathy and wealth of knowledge.Ms. E - Client
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