Divorce Financial Arrangements

When going through a divorce, getting a fair financial separation is often the first priority, as well as typically being one of the most complex issues to deal with. Being able to separate your finances is essential to allowing both parties to move on and start living independent lives.

While many people fear lengthy and acrimonious court proceedings will be needed to sort out divorce finances, in reality most divorcing couples now agree a settlement through methods such as negotiation, mediation, collaborative law. This can make the process much faster and less costly while avoiding unnecessary conflict.

At Bailey & Cogger, our Family Law team is highly experienced in dealing with both straightforward and complex divorce financial matters for ordinary families as well as those with substantial assets.

We will work closely with you to identify what you need to achieve from a financial separation, then use the most appropriate method for your circumstances. This way, our team can help you can get the right financial arrangements in place for your circumstances in the right way for you.

Book a fixed cost initial consultation with our divorce financial arrangements solicitors in Tonbridge

To arrange an initial fixed cost appointment with our divorce finances solicitors, please call us on 01732 353305 or use our simple contact form and we will get back to your quickly.

Bailey & Cogger Solicitors is now incorporated by Hatten Wyatt, meaning you can also access our divorce law expertise through local offices in Chatham, Gravesend, Maidstone and Tenterden.

We can also offer meetings by Skype for clients who have to travel extensively or who now live abroad. In exceptional circumstances, home visits can also be arranged.

How the Family Law team at Bailey & Cogger can help with your divorce finances

Our divorce lawyers in Tonbridge can:

  • advise you on your financial rights
  • assist with making a voluntary divorce financial settlement
  • apply to a family court for a Financial Order where a voluntary settlement cannot be agreed or is not appropriate
  • advise on the enforcement of a Financial Order if your former spouse does not meet their obligations

We can also offer signposting to support systems should either party be involved in domestic violence or abuse.

Helping you achieve a financial separation in the right way for you

Every situation is different, so we will always tailor our approach to your circumstances, what you want to achieve and any particular concerns you have. There are a number of options we can use, including court proceedings and non-confrontational alternatives.

Divorce mediation

This involves you and your spouse attending a series of meetings (typically 3-5) with a trained mediator who acts as a neutral third party to help you agree the details of your separation.

The mediator is there to advise on points of law and defuse any potential conflict, while leaving the details of your financial separation entirely in your hands.

Mediation is typically the fastest and less costly way to make divorce financial arrangements, as well as allowing you to keep matters private.

Collaborative law

This is a popular alternative to mediation where there are more complex matters to deal with and you feel both parties would benefit from having their own trained legal advisers on hand.

Both spouses and their respective lawyers (who must be trained in collaborative law) will meet for a series of four-way ‘round the table’ meetings. The goal will be to discuss your respective financial needs and agree a settlement.

Collaborative law is usually more expensive than mediation, but much less costly and significantly faster than court proceedings.

Court proceedings for divorce financial arrangements

Where a voluntary settlement cannot be agreed, or an amicable approach is not appropriate, we can assist with court applications to help you achieve a fair financial separation.

Our divorce finance experts will talk you through exactly what to expect and assist with making the necessary applications and preparing your case. We will then ensure you have the best possible representation for any court hearings you need to attend.

Our divorce law pricing

Fixed cost initial appointment / Legal aid

A first meeting is offered on a Fixed Fee basis where preliminary advice can be offered and you will be given estimates of costings of all stages of the process together with an indication of how long it will all take.

Fixed fee divorce financial services

Some aspects of dealing with your divorce finances can potentially be handled on a fixed fee basis, such as individual sessions of mediation.

Hourly rates for divorce financial advice

Where you require ongoing support, we will charge according to an hourly rate based on the level of expertise required.

Why choose Bailey & Cogger Solicitors for divorce finance advice?

With accreditation in Family Law from the Law Society, our divorce lawyers have been independently recognised for their expertise in all aspects of divorce, including financial arrangements.

Our Family Law team is led by Avril Croud, a family lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience. As a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and the family law support network Resolution, Avril is able to offer clear, practical advice an close personal support for even the most complex divorce financial matters.

Avril is supported by a very strong team, including Resolution accredited specialist and trained collaborative lawyer Deborah Nicholson, and Resolution-trained Mediator Carole Webb.

We can also offer the services of our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited Residential Property team for any property issues involved with your financial separation, such as buying or selling a home, transfer of equity and remortgaging.

Key Contact

 

Jeremy Woodford

Get in touch with our divorce finances solicitors in Tonbridge

To arrange an initial fixed cost appointment with our divorce finances solicitors, please call us on 01732 353305 or use our simple contact form and we will get back to your quickly.

Bailey & Cogger Solicitors is now incorporated by Hatten Wyatt, meaning you can also access our divorce law expertise through local offices in Chatham, Gravesend, Maidstone and Tenterden.

We can also offer meetings by Skype for clients who have to travel extensively or who now live abroad. In exceptional circumstances, home visits can also be arranged.