Divorce and Finances in Gloucester

Divorce and Finances in Gloucester

When you build a life with your spouse or civil partner and combine your finances, relationship breakdown can make your future feel very precarious. Sorting out finances is often the most contentious aspect of divorce or dissolution and it is completely normal to feel stressed, anxious and angry about the situation. Our friendly, approachable divorce solicitors in Gloucester understand the challenges and can help you find a positive solution.

Sorting out divorce finances without the stress

We can assist with all financial matters that arise in the course of divorce, dissolution or separation proceedings, including:

  • Negotiating voluntary divorce financial settlements
  • Arranging child maintenance and spousal maintenance
  • Using mediation or collaboration to sort out financial matters
  • Applying to family court for a wide range of financial court orders

Get in touch with our divorce lawyers in Gloucester for advice by giving us a call or filling in our online enquiry form for a quick response from a member of our team.

The right approach for you

We encourage an amicable approach to resolving divorce financial issues through collaboration, negotiation or mediation. However, we also recognise that this type of approach is not always possible. Where you cannot come to an agreement or negotiation is not appropriate, we can help you pursue issues through the family courts, providing fierce representation and safeguarding your interests at all times.

We are members of Resolution, a network of legal professionals who specialise in helping families find constructive, non-combative solutions to even the most complex of situations. Our team includes qualified collaborative lawyer and the Head of our Family Team, Beth Evans, who can lead you through the process of arranging your finances in an informal, welcoming environment.

We are also members of the Law Society Family Law and Children Law Accreditation schemes for our independently recognised expertise in this area.

How we can help you with divorce finances

Dividing your assets

We can help you negotiate and divide a fair separation of your money and property with your former partner. With our assistance, most people are able to come to a voluntary divorce financial settlement which we will set out in writing for you so there can be no confusion about your agreement.

We can help you discuss matters such as:

  • What should happen to the family home
  • Dividing assets such as:
    • Second properties and buy to let investments
    • Savings
    • Investments
    • Pensions
    • Family businesses
  • Agreeing how debts should be maintained such as:
    • Mortgage or rent payments
    • Household bills
    • Credit card debt and loan etc

We can provide advice about different methods of negotiating such as collaborative law and mediation. If you are able to come to a voluntary agreement, we can provide advice about applying to court to turn it into a legally binding Consent Order (which will allow you to enforce the settlement if your former partner does not stick to it). We can also advise you about applying to court if voluntary agreement is not possible.

Spousal maintenance

If you or your partner needs additional financial support after the separation is complete (for example, if your income or earning capacity is much lower than your former partner’s) then making a spousal maintenance agreement may be right for you.

We can help you negotiate a suitable amount and how often payments should be made. If it is not possible to make a voluntary agreement, we can provide advice about applying to court.

Child related financial matters

Our child law solicitors in Gloucester can provide expert advice about all financial matters relating to children, including:

  • Agreeing child maintenance payments
  • Applying to the Child Maintenance Service for a child maintenance agreement
  • Applying to court for a Child Maintenance Order
  • Other court orders for financial provision, for example, to transfer property to provide your child with a home

We take a child-centred approach at all times. We understand that the happiness and welfare of your children will likely be your main concern so we will take all possible steps to achieve the best outcome for them and for you as their parent. Most of the time, this will involve making arrangements out-of-court and limiting exposure to the process as much as possible (while still ensuring your child’s views and feelings are considered).

We can therefore provide advice about collaboration or mediation where appropriate as well as providing considerate advice about starting court proceedings where absolutely necessary.

Get in touch with our divorce and finances solicitors in Gloucester

Get in touch with our divorce lawyers in Gloucester for advice by giving us a call or filling in our online enquiry form for a quick response from a member of our team.


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