Solicitors in Essex & London
Our team of specialist family lawyers are recognised in Tier 1 of Legal 500 UK and will ensure you are guided and supported during this difficult process. Our family law department includes members of the Law Society’s Family Panel and accredited Resolution specialists and Collaborative Family Lawyers.
It is advisable for parties to ensure that there is finality in relation to financial issues once they divorce. This is not achieved simply by obtaining a Decree Absolute within divorce proceedings; the court needs to make an order dealing with all of the financial claims. Our specialist family lawyers have significant experience in negotiating financial settlements. They are able to advise you regarding financial orders as well as deal with the negotiations and implementation of a consent order. Where mediation is appropriate, we will refer you to one of our recommended mediators.
A court order can be made within financial proceedings or by the parties agreeing between themselves, via mediation or solicitors, and a consent order being submitted to the court for approval. This ensures that there will be no further claims by one or other party against the other in the future. It also regulates matters such as the closure of bank accounts, transfer of shares, the sale of property or division of pensions.
Even where parties have been married for a short time and have kept their financial arrangements entirely separate, it is advisable to have a consent order to ensure that there can be no claims against each other in the future.
For further assistance on financial orders following divorce, make an appointment with one of our specialist family solicitors who have extensive experience in advising upon such claims. We will be able to assist you and advise upon the steps you need to take to protect your position within the framework of the law and to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
It is important to consider a financial order as part of your divorce and our specialist Tier 1 Legal 500 family lawyers can guide you through this process. We will be happy to discuss how to protect your financial future during a free 30-minute initial consultation* and advise you upon the best way forward.
*Free consultations with our family solicitors are only available at our main Essex offices in Brentwood, Hornchurch and Upminster and are not available in cases where proceedings have been issued. Fixed fee appointments are available at Canary Wharf (London) and Leigh-on-Sea (Essex).