Finding the best way forward

There are a number of different ways in which financial matters can be resolved and what’s best for you will depend on your own individual circumstances.

Often couples are able to agree financial matters through mediation or other types of family dispute resolution. Sometimes an application to the court for a financial order is necessary. It is important that you take legal advice as to the best option for you.

Court orders

The English court has wide powers in relation to making financial orders following a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.

This includes making orders for the sale or transfer of property both in England and abroad, for the payment of lump sums, sharing of pensions and for the payment of maintenance from one party to another for a defined period or indefinitely.

When deciding what orders to make, the courts will take into account all of the circumstances of the case and have specific regard for particular factors, especially individual needs and how these can be met from the resources available.

We have considerable experience in resolving financial disputes, whether through court proceedings or by advising clients who are taking part in mediation or other types of alternate dispute resolution. We deal with complex financial circumstances including trusts, ownership of companies, and often cases with assets held abroad.