There are only two ways to resolve the financial issues in a divorce or separation: by agreement with your partner or by a Judge reaching a decision after a trial.
If financial matters cannot be reached by agreement, either of you can make an application to the court for the court to decide the issues (mediation should be attempted first). Following this, a timetable will be laid out leading to a final hearing when the Judge will impose a settlement that he / she believes to be fair.
Which ever way the financial issues are resolved, a key aspect is financial disclosure. You are both required to provide a full disclosure of your financial circumstances and needs to the other. You have to know what’s in the pot before you can begin deciding what represents a fair settlement. We are able to guide you through this difficult process, offering pragmatic and supportive advice at this challenging and stressful time.
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Frettens are pleased to offer a free initial appointment for all new clients. We recognise the importance for clients of deciding whether they can work with a particular solicitor and to find out more about the process and likely outcome. Our family lawyers offer positive, down to earth advice, and we hope that this initial meeting allows you the time to see this as well.
Contact us if you would like a free initial appointment with a member of our Family Team at our Christchurch office, with no obligation or charge. Call on 01202 499255 or fill out the form on the right.