Finances on Divorce and Separation

Financial Settlement Solicitors in Gloucestershire

Going through a divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution can be extremely stressful and one of the most common causes for conflict involve discussions regarding finances or financial obligations. Separating partners will need to reach an agreement regarding the division of finances, property, and other assets. However, the welfare of any children under the age of 18 will need to be top priority.  If there is not a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement in place for a court to consider, another form of settlement agreement will need to be discussed.

Langley Wellington is one of Gloucestershire’s leading family law firms. If you are worried about your legal rights following a separation or divorce – talk to us.

 

For you, your family and your business. For legal advice on matrimonial finances and settlement agreements you can call our Gloucester office on 01452 521286, our Cheltenham office on 01242 264998,  email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry.

 

Financial settlement lawyers

Our specialist family law team can offer advice and guidance on all matrimonial finance matters including financial remedies, child maintenance, or settlement agreements.  

We understand disagreements with your ex-partner is daunting to deal with, however we are with you ever step of the way. Our family law teams in Cheltenham in Gloucester provide expert legal advice and services for a wide range of legal matters relating to finances on divorce and civil partnership dissolution, including:

  • Financial arrangements during separation
  • The process of gathering information for financial disclosure
  • Assistance with the valuation of pensions, business interests, trusts and property
  • The presentation of financial disclosure
  • Possible terms of settlement including division of assets and in relation to income

Our team will work with you to find an achievable solution that is in the best interest for you and your family, regardless on the complexity of your matrimonial finances matter.

Finding a non-court based solution, such as mediation, for your financial settlement agreement will be best for all involved. However, we understand this is not always an option. If mediation fails or you are unable to reach an agreement with your ex-partner, our family lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide you through the process of making an application for a financial order to the court if need be.

 

How Langley Wellington help

Seeking expert legal advice from a specialist financial settlement lawyer is the best way to ensure that the agreement protects your best interests in the long term and that it is correctly drafted for the agreement to be considered legally binding. Our team of family lawyers will help you decide on the important factors to consider when reach an agreement and you fully understand your legal rights.

Regardless of the complexity of your situation, Langley Wellington can provide tailored legal advice and assistance in relation to all matrimonial finance matters, financial settlement disputes and any other related legal issues.

For you, your family and your business. For legal advice on Financial Settlement Agreements you can call us on 01452 521286, email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry.

Other Legal Services

We can also provide specialist legal advice on other areas of law that may be relevant when you are dealing with a family law matter, such Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Management, and Conveyancing.

 

Get in Touch

To find out more about our Family Law Services or to speak with our team, call us or enquire online. We have two offices in Cheltenham (01242 264998) and Gloucester (01452 521286) or you can contact us here.

 

Our Fees

You can choose to be charged for the time actually spent on your case, or in suitable cases, we provide a series of fixed-fee packages that can help you better understand what is required for your case and manage the costs. Some of the fixed fee costs we can offer include:

Initial Consultation We can meet with you to provide you with initial advice and to discuss the options and the way forward with regard to your case for a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT for an up to 1-hour consultation.

If you want to start divorce proceedings/dissolution proceedings with regard to a civil partnership. We can deal with your divorce/ dissolution of civil partnership on the basis that it is undefended for a fixed fee of £600 plus VAT and the court fees which are currently £593. The fee covers us meeting with you to take instructions and to prepare the necessary paperwork, we will go on record at court for you and keep you updated by telephone, letter, and email.

Other fixed fee services include:
• Pre-Nuptial/Post Nuptial Agreement £1,500 + VAT
• Cohabitation/Separation Agreements £1,000 + VAT
• Consent Order £850 + VAT

The fee does not cover advice and assistance with regard to issues concerning children, financial matters, or domestic abuse. We are happy to assist in those areas, and can discuss the cost of doing so with you.

If you decide to take up this Fixed Fee Package, then the total sum is payable in advance for starting work.

FAQs

Can you write your own financial agreement?

Meeting the requirements when drafting a legally binding Financial Remedy Order can be a minefield for a layperson. If you and your spouse have reached an agreement and wish for this to be embodied into a legally binding document, then we offer a fixed fee in the sum of £850 + VAT to prepare the Financial Remedy Order.

Do both parties need a solicitor for financial order?

Each party doesn’t need to have a solicitor for a Financial Remedy Order; however, it is always wise to instruct a solicitor to represent your best interests and ensure that the terms of the agreement adequately reflect your requirements.

Do I need a solicitor for a financial order?

You are not obligated to instruct a solicitor regarding your financial matters. However, it can be challenging for a layperson to draft an Order that is binding, provides adequate protection and is in a format that the Court will approve. If you want to proceed with a Consent Order, we offer a fixed fee in the sum of £850 + VAT which is highly competitive in the Gloucestershire area.

How long does a financial settlement take in court?

This is dependent upon what stage a financial agreement is reached. You could have reached an agreement with your spouse over a ‘kitchen table’ discussion, at mediation, in correspondence between solicitors or during a contested Cout process. We will give you timescales and cost estimates dependent upon what path you have taken.

Is a financial agreement legally binding?

If a financial agreement is embodied into a Financial Remedy Consent Order and approved by the Court, it is a legally binding document. It is, therefore, always worthwhile instructing a solicitor to prepare this on your behalf to protect you in the future and to ensure it is binding.

How can we help?

Our Fees

You can choose to be charged for the time actually spent on your case, or in suitable cases, we provide a series of fixed-fee packages that can help you better understand what is required for your case and manage the costs. Some of the fixed fee costs we can offer include:

Initial Consultation We can meet with you to provide you with initial advice and to discuss the options and the way forward with regard to your case for a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT for an up to 1-hour consultation.

If you want to start divorce proceedings/dissolution proceedings with regard to a civil partnership. We can deal with your divorce/ dissolution of civil partnership on the basis that it is undefended for a fixed fee of £600 plus VAT and the court fees which are currently £593. The fee covers us meeting with you to take instructions and to prepare the necessary paperwork, we will go on record at court for you and keep you updated by telephone, letter, and email.

Other fixed fee services include:
• Pre-Nuptial/Post Nuptial Agreement £1,500 + VAT
• Cohabitation/Separation Agreements £1,000 + VAT
• Consent Order £850 + VAT

The fee does not cover advice and assistance with regard to issues concerning children, financial matters, or domestic abuse. We are happy to assist in those areas, and can discuss the cost of doing so with you.

If you decide to take up this Fixed Fee Package, then the total sum is payable in advance for starting work.

FAQs

Can you write your own financial agreement?

Meeting the requirements when drafting a legally binding Financial Remedy Order can be a minefield for a layperson. If you and your spouse have reached an agreement and wish for this to be embodied into a legally binding document, then we offer a fixed fee in the sum of £850 + VAT to prepare the Financial Remedy Order.

Do both parties need a solicitor for financial order?

Each party doesn’t need to have a solicitor for a Financial Remedy Order; however, it is always wise to instruct a solicitor to represent your best interests and ensure that the terms of the agreement adequately reflect your requirements.

Do I need a solicitor for a financial order?

You are not obligated to instruct a solicitor regarding your financial matters. However, it can be challenging for a layperson to draft an Order that is binding, provides adequate protection and is in a format that the Court will approve. If you want to proceed with a Consent Order, we offer a fixed fee in the sum of £850 + VAT which is highly competitive in the Gloucestershire area.

How long does a financial settlement take in court?

This is dependent upon what stage a financial agreement is reached. You could have reached an agreement with your spouse over a ‘kitchen table’ discussion, at mediation, in correspondence between solicitors or during a contested Cout process. We will give you timescales and cost estimates dependent upon what path you have taken.

Is a financial agreement legally binding?

If a financial agreement is embodied into a Financial Remedy Consent Order and approved by the Court, it is a legally binding document. It is, therefore, always worthwhile instructing a solicitor to prepare this on your behalf to protect you in the future and to ensure it is binding.

 

 

Our Family Law Team

The family law team will be happy to speak with you regarding all areas of family law, cohabitation, and child law legal matters.
You can find out more about our team by clicking on the links below.

Contact our Solicitors

Langley Wellington is a forward-thinking law firm acting for clients nationwide. Whatever your legal requirements, we are here to help.

Get in touch with our Solicitors today. Call one of our offices on the numbers provided below, or fill out our contact form here. 

Gloucester Office: 01452 521 286
Cheltenham Office: 01242 269 998