The financial aspects of divorce or separation can often give rise to more concern than the divorce or separation itself. Having fully understood your financial circumstances, our divorce advisors will talk you through all of the options available to you. These often include regular maintenance or lump sum payments, property transfers or sale and dividing up pensions and investments.
As no two cases are the same, we will look at your individual circumstances and help you achieve the most suitable outcome either by negotiating a settlement or, if necessary, using the court system to protect your interests. Due to our experience and expertise of working within the family law field, the involvement of legal experts or barristers is undertaken only when strictly necessary.
Where expert financial advice is required on issues such as valuations of partnerships, companies, pensions and investments, we have a panel of financial advisors and investment managers to call upon through our partnership with Raymond James Kent. In addition, we also have three qualified and highly experienced mediators and collaborative lawyers who can work to find a solution for you.
We have prepared a helpful guide on how we resolve financial disputes, which will give you an idea of the process we follow in order to negotiate a settlement and void going to court. We have also prepared a helpful list of the common questions clients ask about financial arrangements, which should give you an idea of how financial matters relating to divorce are resolved.
Quite often the family home will be the largest asset you and your partner own and it is important that you understand how you own that property. We have prepared a Family Home Leaflet which contains information on the two main types of property ownership: “joint tenants” and “tenants in common”.
Often when people separate from their partner the very last thing they consider is what impact this would have in the event of their death. It is vitally important that you consider and review your Will at this difficult time or make one if you do not have one. So if you have separated from your partner and would like to know how your estate will be distributed once you have passed on, our guide to the effects of divorce on a will should contain all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Our team of divorce solicitors in Kent are here to help you through this difficult time, so please call us on 01622 698000 if you are considering a divorce or you need help and advice on what to do next.