Getting divorced and need to separate your finances? Financial separation can be complicated and stressful. Our solicitors will assist you in resolving financial disputes with expert legal assistance. Call GoodLaw Solicitors LLP in Hove. We serve clients across Brighton, Hove, Sussex and Surrey.
Making Arrangements for Your Children
As with many aspects of family law, making arrangements for your children following a divorce or separation can be an extremely emotional experience. In these cases, the emphasis of the law is that it is better for the parents to agree to the arrangements between themselves rather than involve the court, because the parents after all, know what is best for their children. In some cases, these discussions can become heated and uncomfortable and so, it may become necessary to involve a solicitor or mediator to assist.
In situations where an agreement is not possible, or if the matter is urgent and a child is at a risk of significant harm, we can also make an application to the court. As with much of our work, we aim to resolve a vast majority of our cases without the need to attend or even involve the court, and crucially, without causing great distress to the children concerned. We can, of course, also deal with matters on an emergency basis where necessary, and take steps to ensure your children remain safe and protected.
We are also proud members of the Association of Lawyers for Children.
Financial Separation Solicitors
In many cases, the emotional impact is not the only thing to consider upon divorce or separation. When a relationship breaks down, you can be left financially vulnerable as well.
At GoodLaw Solicitors LLP, we can help ease your concerns by giving you early advice on what to expect and the arrangements that can be put in place both during or after the divorce or separation process. This can include support for yourself, support for your children or advice about what may happen to the family home.
By taking this proactive approach, we are able to achieve financial settlements in the vast majority of cases we deal with, without the parties ever needing to step foot in court. Our knowledge and expertise means that we are able to work alongside other professionals such as mediators and financial advisors to see the bigger picture and ensure that our advice is tailored to meet your needs – both now and in the future. This allows you to focus on the more important things in life and move forward safe in the knowledge that you have financial security for yourself and your family.
However, inevitably, in some cases it is not possible to resolve matters outside of court and it may become necessary to issue a court application to secure the financial support that you need. If that proves to be the case, we will continue to take a proactive approach to resolving the dispute, minimising the potentially lengthy and costly court process. In appropriate cases, we may also be able to fix the cost for each stage of the court process so you can be sure of where you stand with our fees.
For more information about Financial Remedy Orders, please contact us or download our guide here.
Finances Fact Sheet