Financial Matters

Financial matters arising from a divorce or dissolution (property, pensions, savings, maintenance, shares, investments, businesses etc)

The potential to make financial claims against one another is acquired as result of a marriage or civil partnership. The financial claims need to be dealt with separately to the divorce or dissolution but ideally alongside it.  Unless there is a financial court order ending your respective financial claims against one another, then the other person may be able to make financial claims against you in the future, even if you had both agreed the financial matters between yourselves. A financial order can be obtained by agreement without the need to attend, or apply to court to start Financial Remedy Court Proceedings to deal with financial matters and end the financial claims. Our Family Solicitors will be able to discuss this with you. To arrange an appointment or to discuss matters further with one of our Family Solicitors please call us on 01747 852377 or email us enquiries@rutterslaw.co.uk.

Some financial matters which may need to be considered are what is to happen to the family home, the pensions held by you each, the money held in bank accounts, the business which one of you has or which you jointly have, how are you going to financially support yourself, how is your spouse or partner going to financially support themselves. These are just some of the issues which you may need to resolve, our Family Solicitors will be able to help you through this and provide you with your options to try to resolve matters.

Separation and finances for married couples or civil partners

Some people do not wish to apply for a divorce or dissolution straight away and simply wish to separate for a period of time and then later apply for a divorce or dissolution. There are legal pros and cons to this which our Family Solicitors can discuss with you so you can make a decision which is right for you.

If you are married or in a civil partnership and simply wish to separate, then it is advisable to consider trying to agree how the financial matters are to be resolved. If an agreement is reach it can be recorded in a Deed of Separation (Separation Agreement). To arrange an appointment or to discuss matters further with one of our Family Solicitors please call us on 01747 852377 or email us enquiries@rutterslaw.co.uk.