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Financial Settlement

We fully understand that after a divorce or separation you wish to ensure that you and any children are well protected and comfortable financially.

We will assist you in reaching a settlement that is realistic and enables you to retain sufficient assets, pension rights and income to provide you upon separation and for your future life.

There is no mathematical formula that can be applied. Each case is individual. We will look at your particular circumstances and try and advise as best as we can the type of settlement you can achieve. If all relevant information is not available then disclosure will be sought.

We always encourage parties to settle either through negotiation, mediation or collaboration. This will ensure all is concluded amicably and cost effectively.

However where an amicable settlement is impossible we ensure that you case is prepared for a contested hearing to achieve the best possible result for you and your children. Our specialist team of lawyers work with the best professionals in their field to ensure that an all round specialist service is offered to you.

For more extensive advice, please do not hesitate to attend an initial consultation, or email us, or telephone us.

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I have found Shortlands an extremely professional and understanding firm. My solicitor Sian Whittaker has always explained proceedings in a manner that is easy to understand and the knowledge and advice given has always been supportive and invaluable.I feel that my work is being handled very professionally and they are very prompt with their replies to my questions. I would not therefore hesitate in recommending them.
Lee Kimberley
Dear Shortlands, A very big thank you for all your help regarding my case, brilliant service provided and I will be recommending your good name to all who seek legal representation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I claim?

There are a wide range of claims that can be made depending on your circumstances.

Please see Your Rights.

How long does it take?

If matters can be agreed than the agreement is filed with the court after the pronouncement of the Decree Nisi.

If matters proceed to court then matters could take six months to a year to settle.

How long will I pay bills and legal costs until settlement?

If you do not have an income than an application for interim maintenance can be made seeking a monthly sum to cover utilities and urgent living expenses as well as fees. The amount received depends on the other party’s income.

Will all the hidden assets/income be disclosed and taken into account?

Absolutely. Full and frank disclosure is sought before any settlement is reached. See Hidden Assets & Disclosure.


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