FINANCIAL ORDERS

Did you know that even after someone is divorced, perhaps for many years, their ex-spouse can apply for a financial order?

That is why we strongly recommend that the financial position is safeguarded by a consent order.  People do win the lottery!  New business ventures do take off.  Fancy sharing it with your ex?

Once Decree Nisi has been reached it is vital to try and reach an agreement about the division of the matrimonial finances. That must then be incorporated in to a financial order because otherwise, if it is not, the agreement is not binding.

The Court and only the Court can order that your financial claims are dismissed which stops the prospect of a former partner seeking a share of your assets, perhaps many years later.

If agreement is not possible then it is necessary to issue an application on Form A, complete a detailed financial assessment called Form E and attend hearings to assess the criteria in the Matrimonial Causes Act.  We can offer everything from a Rolls-Royce service to a barrister type service limited to attendance at hearings.  Please ask about fixed fees.

Decree Absolute marks the end of the Divorce and with financial orders made that protects you for the future.  Ask our specialist team headed up by Mr. Gaudian about your options.  We always offer a free first interview so that we can assess your needs, before we quote a price.

Because of recent reform we can also now “dip in and out of a Court case”, offering help, like drafting documents, as and when required but stopping short of the full legal service that some people may find daunting.  Please ask us about “Unbundling.”

Finances on Divorce are complicated and we do recommend that advice is sought.  Please let us help with financial orders such as lump sum orders, property transfer orders, maintenance and pension sharing or protecting such assets.

LETS GET TOGETHER

Whether you are planning to get married, entering in to a civil patnership or simply moving in together, there are steps you can take to protect your rights and assets.

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