How Moore Blatch successfully argued that our client, who was not married, was entitled to an equal share of the £1m family home
Settling financial issues can be the cause of serious disagreements during a divorce or separation. Yet it doesn’t need to be. Pragmatic and intelligent legal advice can help you reach an arrangement that’s acceptable to both of you, calmly and effectively.
If you’re just starting a new relationship, it could be a good time to arrange your financial affairs, so it’s easier to settle any financial disputes later on. The best way to achieve this is to get legal advice on a pre-marital agreement or cohabitation agreement.
The law regarding unmarried couples is very different to that for married couples. No matter how long you’ve lived together, your rights and obligations to each other in a relationship breakdown are limited. If there are children involved, there may be additional financial claims made on their behalf, as well as special rules relating to the family home.
We can explain your rights and obligations, including how they’re affected if you have a family, and help you move on to find a resolution.
Making sure your children are financially secure for the future will be one of the most important aspects of your separation or divorce. There are several financial claims that can be made on their behalf, including ensuring suitable property arrangements, paying or receiving maintenance and how to handle lump sums.
The solutions will depend on your specific situation, so it’s best to get comprehensive, personal legal advice. We will listen, make sure we understand and then use our extensive legal expertise to help find effective and acceptable answers.
There are other financial aspects that we can help you resolve if you’re divorcing or separating, such as property, pension sharing, family wealth and whether one or both of you have a business, or are both involved in the same business.
Many of our clients are company directors and professionals with significant business assets, and we have established an impressive reputation for handling divorces involving company assets and family businesses. There’s more information about what is involved and how we can help, on our business and divorce page.