If you are looking to resolve your financial matter for a divorce or separation London Family Solicitor can help you.
You have Options
There are several options available to agree financial matters.
If you agree financial matters privately with your former partner we can draft this into an agreement.
We have a Collaborative Practice trained Solicitor who can facilitate round table meetings with another Collaborative Practice Lawyer to look to settle your financial matter outside of Court.
Arbitration is an effective tool in dispute resolution, where we work closely with specialist Family Arbitrators. In this situation your matter can be heard in private away from the Court. Both parties agree and appoint a qualified “arbitrator to adjudicate a dispute. The Arbitrator will hear the case in a manner which resembles court proceedings, with both parties giving evidence. He or she will then make an ‘award’ which will be recognised by the court as binding. This process is much quicker, more cost effective and amicable. Parties have autonomy and flexibility over their choice of arbitrator, venue (whether this be online or in person) and date of arbitration.
The Children Arbitration Scheme covers
- Any issue by holders of parental responsibility or with a sufficient interest in a child’s present or future welfare
- Child arrangements
- Specific issues such as education
- Disputes concerning a child’s medical treatment
The Financial Scheme covers:
Any financial and property disputes arising from relationship or family breakdown, including:
- Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
- Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Part III Matrimonial Finance and Property Act 1984
- Sch. 1 Children Act 1989
- Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
- Civil Partnership Act 2004
- Married Women’s Property Act 1882
Round table Meetings
A Round Table Meeting is a meeting where the parties and their legal advisors can meet, with the objective of resolving their dispute by agreement. Those meetings can take place alongside court proceedings where matters are moving in the right direction, there are small issues to resolve and as a means to hasten agreement where the court process can be slow and unreliable. Correspondence between solicitors is often not the best way of resolving issues.
If your financial matter is not able to resolve in the above options then we can represent your financial matter at Court.
We have experience in acting for clients in financial matters where there are often complicated situations:
Pensions in the UK and abroad
Non Matrimonial Assets
One parent having left work to raise the children
Having an illness or disability which impacts on your income now or in the future
We work with Barristers
We work closely with specialist Counsel at Family Law chambers as a team. This could be for a conference with Counsel or if your financial matter does go to Court.