Divorce Financial Settlements

Divorce Financial Settlements

Splitting finances in a divorce is sometimes straightforward but can often be very technical and emotionally complicated. Seeking expert advice as early as possible can give you the best chance of reaching an amicable divorce financial settlement.

At F Barnes, our specialist Family department includes recognised experts in the division of finances during divorce and separation (often referred to as ‘financial remedy’). We can provide clear advice on your rights and the sort of settlement you may be able to achieve, with a laser-focus on securing your financial independence and future financial security.

We offer a 30-minute free initial consultation to understand your requirements and advise you on how we can help, including the likely costs involved.

Our divorce financial settlement expertise includes:

  • Divorce and property
  • Divorce and pensions
  • Savings and investments in divorce
  • Divorce and trusts
  • Divorce and business assets
  • Divorce and international assets
  • Financial provision for children
  • Spousal maintenance

What our financial remedy lawyers can offer you:

Our expertise is centred on high value and complex financial remedy matters, with our team providing bespoke advice and close personal attention for our clients. We are selective about the work we take on, with every client benefiting from the support of a qualified and highly experienced lawyer from day one.

We offer exceptional specialist expertise and years of experience. Our Managing Director and Head of Family, Tiina Juhanson, was one of the first solicitors in the area to gain Family Panel accreditation with the Law Society and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Finance.

The outcome you want to achieve will be at the heart of our approach. We are frequently able to resolve even highly complicated and contentious financial remedy matters through negotiation and mediation, while also being very skilled in court proceedings, with our team including a number of highly respected litigators.

Contact our divorce financial settlement solicitors in Essex

You can contact us during our office hours of 9am-5pm at your local branch in Romford, Gidea Park or Collier Row by giving us a call on:

Alternatively, contact us at any hour of the day by filling in our online enquiry form, and we will get in touch.

We endeavour to return all enquiries the same or next working day, and you will be able to speak to someone within our Family Law team straightaway.

Our divorce and finances services

Divorce and property

Whether it is your family home, second home or a larger property portfolio, bricks-and-mortar assets are often the most valuable that will need to be considered as part of a divorce settlement.

Our financial remedy experts can help you to clearly establish your property rights in divorce, then advise you on your options, including transferring ownership, selling property and offsetting the value of property with other marital assets.

Divorce and pensions

Pensions can be a particularly thorny subject during divorce as they are usually critical to the parties’ future financial security. Higher earning spouses may be keen to protect their pension, while lower earning spouses will likely want to ensure they do not lose out during retirement.

Our team can guide you through how to deal with pensions during divorce, including looking at options such as pension sharing and pension offsetting.

Savings and investments in divorce

Where there are substantial savings and investments to consider as part of a divorce settlement, a careful approach is needed to make sure that their value is protected and fairly reflected in the division of assets.

Our divorce and finances solicitors have particular experience in dealing with these types of assets, so they can provide seasoned advice to help you find the right option for your situation.

Divorce and trusts

Trusts can be very challenging to deal with during divorce and separation, particularly if they are family trusts where a spouse is only one of several beneficiaries. Working out how the value of trusts should be reflected in divorce settlements takes a high level of skill and experience.

Our team regularly advise clients on divorce and trusts, so can offer the benefit of our experience on the various options and their effects.

Divorce and business assets

Business owners and investors will naturally be concerned about the potential impact of getting divorced on their business assets, while their spouses will normally be keen to ensure those assets are not overlooked when reaching a settlement.

Our financial remedy solicitors can clarify your rights and make sure you are able to achieve a fair division of assets without harming the value of any business investments.

Divorce and international assets

International assets must be considered as part of the division of assets during divorce, so they have to be fully disclosed. It is not uncommon for there to be concerns that offshore assets are being hidden or about how their value will be assessed.

Our team fully understand all of the issues involved with international assets in divorce, so can make sure they are properly included in working out financial remedy.

Financial provision for children

Making sure that children are provided for must be one of the top priorities during a divorce. It is important that their needs are fully considered, both now and in the future.

Our divorce and finances solicitors can help you to properly calculate appropriate financial provision, as well as assist with resolving any disputes or issues around non-payment.

Spousal maintenance

Spousal maintenance can be a contentious issue, but it is one that often needs to be considered when dealing with high incomes and high value marital assets.

Our team can provide experienced advice on whether spousal maintenance is likely to be appropriate and assist with negotiating a suitable level of maintenance or resolving these matters in court where required.

Our divorce financial settlement solicitors’ fees

We offer a free 30-minute interview so we can get to know your requirements and provide advice about our legal fees.

Where possible, we will quote fixed fees, allowing you full certainty over how much your case will cost with us. However, we can provide tailored information about our flexible funding options when you contact us.

Unfortunately, we are unable to take on legal aid funded divorce cases.

Contact our divorce and finances solicitors in Essex

Get in touch with our friendly divorce lawyers to talk about how we can help you.

You can contact us during our office hours of 9am-5pm at your local branch in Romford, Gidea Park or Collier Row by giving us a call on:

Alternatively, contact us at any hour of the day by filling in our online enquiry form, and we will get in touch.

We endeavour to return all enquiries the same or next working day, and you will be able to speak to someone within our Family Law team straightaway.