Finances in Divorce or Separation
What do I need to know about financial settlement arising from divorce or separation?
If you happen to be going through a divorce or separation, often the most difficult issue to resolve is how the parties are going to reach a financial settlement. How are the assets going to be divided? Is there a need for one member of the divorcing or separating couple to support the other with maintenance payments? Difficulties can arise, particularly in more complex cases, for example, whether the assets constitute “matrimonial” or “non-matrimonial” in law. There may be tax or trust implications to consider.
There is no one way, or set formula, for dividing the assets or agreeing a settlement. Each case will depend on the couple’s particular circumstances.
Mostly, questions over financial settlement will be decided amicably, but there may be need for expert legal guidance to underpin any settlement on a sound legal foundation. If the parties still can’t agree on a financial settlement, there will be a need to go to Court and get the Court to decide. myBarrister can put you in direct contact with a barrister who is an expert in family law and, in particular, in financial matters arising from divorce or separation.
Why should I choose a barrister?
Barristers are experts in the law and in the conduct of legal disputes. They are able to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use their advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing.
Which barrister should I choose?
If you need expert advice on international divorce, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with expert, cost-effective and high-value guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next.
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If you are experiencing difficulties in reaching agreement in relation to a family or relationship breakdown, I may be able to assist you in obtaining a fair and just outcome. I have practiced nationally from London for over 10 years and have extensive experience in assisting clients with all aspects of separation and divorce matters, including:-...
Ralph is an experienced barrister specialising in family law and general civil litigation. In family law, Ralph accepts instructions in relation to Children Act matters (child arrangements), Divorce and Financial Settlement and also injunctive remedies (non-molestation, occupation and prohibited steps orders). Ralph's experience of civil...
I do lots of care and contact work which usually involves allegations and cross allegations of domestic abuse, violence and rape. I have represented both those accused of violence and the alleged victims. I therefore can see how to fight both sides and can anticipate what arguments will be made by the other side.
I have represented clients who...
Called to the Bar in 2001, I am a highly experienced Family Law Barrister. I travel throughout England and Wales to represent clients in the Family Court and Family Proceedings Court.
With a practical, proactive and personal approach, I regularly appear in financial remedies proceedings involving:
- Property including TOLATA/cohabitation...
Alexandra specialises in children and finance law, particularly cases with an international element. Alexandra has a busy practice in family law, which includes private children, public children, domestic abuse and finance cases. She is always well-prepared and builds an excellent rapport with her clients.
“Alexandra was very well prepared for...
Sarah is frequently instructed to advise on and appear in financial proceedings following a divorce or separation. She has a proven knowledge of complex trust arrangements, TOLATA claims and the impact of bankruptcy in relation to one of the parties to the proceedings.
Sarah has extensive experience of dealing with cases where there are...
Samantha combines her expertise in Criminal Law with an interest in Human Rights. She is a White Collar Crime Specialist and works with both Prosecuting Agencies and Companies.
As an employed barrister, Samantha spent over two years advising a French multinational upon it's Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption polices including the review of...
Ben practises across both of his Chambers main areas of work, namely civil and family law.
In civil he has particular experience of contractual disputes and negligence actions, insolvency, landlord and tenant and real property matters. He has also gained exposure to probate and inheritance claims.
In family he is instructed in matrimonial...