Finances On Breakdown

When a married couple decide to separate, by virtue of their marriage, they are entitled to pursue certain financial claims against one another. These claims include claims in respect of property, pensions and income.

Where parties have lived together but have not been married, they do not have the same entitlement to make claims as married couples would have. However, there may be a jointly owned property or other assets or liabilities which the couple have shared and which need to be dealt with as a result of a breakdown of the relationship.

You may also have questions about the financial provision that can be made for any children of the relationship.

Finances On Breakdown

Understanding how financial issues should be resolved following a separation can be complex, as there are a number of factors to take into account. We will discuss with you all of the financial circumstances of your particular case and can assist you to obtain any further information as may be required to enable you to quantify the assets that are available for distribution. We can then advise you as to what is likely to be a fair and reasonable settlement in all of the circumstances.

Negotiation

In the first instance, we will support you in attempting to resolve matters by agreement, outside of the court arena and can assist with negotiation on your behalf with the other party or their representative. We will also provide you with information about alternative options for resolving matters, such as family mediation and can refer you to a local family law mediator if you would wish to address matters in that forum.

If an agreement can be reached, we can help you to turn this into a legally binding arrangement, to ensure certainty for both parties and to protect you from any further financial claims being made in the future.

If you cannot resolve matters by negotiation then we will be able to assist you to make an application to the court in respect of the resolution of financial issues and we will support and guide you through the court process, preparing all relevant documentation on your behalf and arranging for you be represented court hearings.

Talk to Tollers

We have experience and expertise in advising in relation to all financial issues arising on relationship breakdown including, properties in the UK and abroad, pensions, family business interests, inherited and gifted assets and matrimonial and non-matrimonial debt.

We offer an initial advice meeting for a fixed fee of £100 plus vat and would encourage you to provide us with as much financial information as you are able to, at that first meeting, so that we can give you as full advice as possible as to the likely outcome at the earliest stage of your case. Talk to Tollers today for more infomation.

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Our Finances On Breakdown Experts

Sarah-Jane Webbe
Solicitor
Family Law Solicitor Stevenage - Sarah-Jane qualified as a solicitor in 1999 at a high street practice in London. She specialised in family law from the outset...
Sheena Patel
Solicitor
Sheena joined the Family Department of Tollers as a solicitor in December 2019. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at a local family law firm...
Deborah Atkins
Director
Deborah joined Tollers as a Director in August 2019. She qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 and has specialised in Family matters ever since...
Sally Smith
Equity Partner/Family Mediator
Since qualifying Sally has specialised exclusively in the field of family law...
Natalie La Forte-Brown
Solicitor
Natalie qualified in to the Family Department in 2018 having commenced her Training Contract at the firm in 2016...
Minara Hannan
Senior Solicitor
has extensive experience of dealing with family cases that relate to immigration and international assets...
Leonie Press
Associate Solicitor
Leonie undertook a training contract with the firm and qualified into the family department in 2013. She has specialised in family law ever since...
Katie Herrod
Partner
Katie qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and has been a part of Tollers family department for over 20 years. Katie is a specialist family lawyer with extensive knowledge...
Alan Peck
Head of Family Law team
Alan is a Partner at Tollers with over 30 years of experience specialising in family law matters. Alan acts mainly for breadwinners and home makers...
Sarah-Jane Webbe
Solicitor
Sheena Patel
Solicitor
Deborah Atkins
Director
Sally Smith
Equity Partner/Family Mediator
Natalie La Forte-Brown
Solicitor
Minara Hannan
Senior Solicitor
Leonie Press
Associate Solicitor
Katie Herrod
Partner
Alan Peck
Head of Family Law team
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