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Financial Settlement on Divorce

Our highly experienced team of family law solicitors specialises in advising clients on financial issues and the division of assets on divorce and separation. We are particularly well known for acting on behalf of high net worth individuals with complex financial structures and high value assets.

We will advise you of your rights and the likely financial settlement so that you can negotiate effectively with your spouse to achieve a fair financial settlement as well as the importance in obtaining a consent order dealing with the financial claims.

If you are unable to reach agreement on how your finances should be split then it might be necessary to make an application to the court. Our divorce solicitors will be able to guide you through the divorce process with as much support as possible and, if necessary, advise you on applications to the court for financial remedy (previously known as ancillary relief).

We can provide you with practical tailored advice on capital splits, property adjustment, pensions, maintenance, provision for children and the creation or variation of financial settlements. We are also experienced in dealing with the problems that may arise where businesses, including family businesses and family estates or trusts, are involved.

We also have experience in cases with an international element. If you have any concerns that your spouse is removing assets from the country or hiding assets offshore then we can advise you about applying to the court for a freezing order. No two cases are alike. We listen to you and formulate the best approach for your particular and individual circumstances.

We can also advise you on alternative dispute resolution methods such as collaborative law, mediation or arbitration. We are able to draw, where necessary, upon the expertise of our colleagues in the property, private client and corporate teams and we have a wealth of contacts such as accountants, IFAs and valuers who we can call upon where required.

If you would like to know more about financial settlements on divorce please telephone or email our team of specialist family law solicitors for an initial discussion about your case and the likely costs.

Fact Sheets

Financial proceedings arising from divorce or civil partnership dissolution

You can make an application to the family court to resolve financial disputes arising from divorce or civil partnership dissolution if you are either a spouse or a civil partner. Read more

How to get a divorce

Find out how to start a divorce and what will happen during the process. Read more

 

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News & Events
18/09/15

Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more

29/07/15

Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market

Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more

15/06/15

Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers

Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more

10/03/15

Five senior appointments at Brachers

Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more

19/02/15

Brachers increases revenues and pre-tax profits in ‘extremely tough’ economic conditions

First featured in Insider Magazine and Kent Business, February 2015. Brachers watched revenues and pre-tax profits grow last year following an expansion into a new office and some high profile deals. Read more

29/10/14

Ward Security promotes night time safety with initiative with Brachers

Kent security provider, Ward Security launched a personal safety initiative with Brachers on Wednesday 29 October, to remind employees of the importance of maintaining personal safety as they travel to and from work during darker nights. Read more

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Meet the Team

Joanne Coleman | Paralegal

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Rhia Davis | Solicitor

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Ben Holmes | Trainee

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Rebecca Jones | Solicitor

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Mark Leeson | Partner

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Carys Mason | Solicitor

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Gemma McCulloch | Paralegal

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Mei-Ling McNab | Partner

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Yvonne Nevill | Consultant

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Sophie Read | Associate

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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles
08/01/18

Divorce Day - what is it?

Divorce Day falls on Monday 8th January this year and whilst we hope that Christmas was enjoyed by all, if you feel that this Christmas has placed strain on your relationship and you are considering divorce, you should seek legal advice as early as possible to ensure you are fully aware of the options available to you. Read more

13/11/17

Recovery of child maintenance arrears - are the changes sufficient?

The Government has recently published its response to the Department for Work & Pensions’ consultation on plans to increase the recovery rate of child maintenance arrears Read more

06/11/17

Covert recording in child proceedings

Are you aware of the pitfalls of covert recordings in child contact proceedings? Read more

23/10/17

Divorce statistics 2017

The official statistics on the number of divorces in England and Wales were released on 18 October 2017 and show that there were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015. Read more

18/10/17

Zimina v Zimin –second chance in overseas divorce?

Is it appropriate for a lump sum order to have been made where, following a divorce in Russia, a substantial financial settlement has already been agreed? Read more

09/10/17

The Bach Commission - a family perspective

The Labour-backed report of former justice minister Lord Bach, hit the headlines recently as it made wide ranging recommendations on the justice system, including a new ‘Right to Justice Act’. The two year review heavily criticised the coalition government’s controversial Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 which has cut back access to legal aid. Read more

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Key Contact

Mei-Ling McNab

Partner

T: 01622 680429

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Mark Leeson

Partner

T: 01622 655283

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