Financial Settlements

If you are considering getting divorced or separated, then it is essential to get expert legal advice, so you have a clear understanding of how your finances will be affected

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors have a particularly strong reputation when it comes to resolving the financial aspects of divorce. Our wealth of specialist experience means that nothing is overlooked when considering the financial settlement, including present and future housing needs, income requirements and pensions. Our firm has seen many people receive less than they were entitled to as a result of trying to resolve financial matters without taking advice. It is often the case that some early input from us can save significant time, costs and stress for both parties.

Our video explains the benefits of using a solicitor for financial settlements.

We can talk through your options before you make any decisions

We provide clear, independent and practical advice about how a divorce or separation would affect your finances and property. We offer a confidential consultation with a specialist lawyer, so you can make those critical decisions with a complete understanding of all the implications. In our experience, fully understanding the situation can often help reduce any feelings of anxiety and make you feel more confident about the future.

Our video explains how property, pensions and other assets are divided.

Making a legal agreement prevents any future claims

Once both parties have agreed a financial settlement, whether through discussions between themselves, mediation or via solicitors, a Consent Order can be drawn up, clearly setting out the agreement reached. The importance of taking legal advice and officially agreeing terms cannot be underestimated. Many people do not realise that, if they do not have a legally binding Consent Order, then either party is able to come back in the future and make a claim.

We will always try to avoid expensive court proceedings

Negotiations about money and property during divorce or separation can sometimes become complicated and confusing. That is when having an experienced, friendly lawyer at your side can be especially useful. We will always try to reach amicable settlements, because they provide more certainty than leaving the decisions to the courts and involve considerably less costs. However, if we do go to court you can be rest assured that we will do everything in our power to get you the best possible outcome.

Our video explains what happens if you cannot agreement on a financial settlement.

What is  a private Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearing?

A private Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearing involves the disputing parties paying for a financial specialist to act as a private FDR judge. The judge will evaluate the case and will advise on the likely outcome of financial matters should the case be heard in court. The judge’s evaluation is not binding but serves as guidance to help a couple reach a financial settlement agreement.

Our video explains the benefits of a private FDR hearing.

We offer a personalised service where you know your solicitor

All our lawyers are highly experienced, very approachable and used to dealing with difficult situations compassionately. Your specific lawyer will deal with you and your case throughout the process and you can contact them directly by telephone and email if you have any questions you need to ask or wish to discuss matters. We are proud that the majority of our work comes from clients who have recommended us personally, because of the high-quality service we provide.

Why not book a consultation with us to discuss your options?

If you would like legal advice on the financial issues arising from a relationship breakdown or any other family matters you may wish to discuss, then please feel free to contact us.

We offer an initial no obligation one-hour appointment for just £100 (Incl. VAT), so you can find out about the options for your specific circumstances.

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  • - Mrs E, Aug 2022

    On a more personal note, I would like to thank you so much for your kindness, support and measured professionalism throughout what turned into an extremely long and traumatically complex process. I have no doubt it would have been considerably more difficult for me without your calm guidance and understanding throughout.

  • - Ms W, June 2022

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  • - Mr T, May 22

    I'd like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am for all the help you gave me over the last few years. As hard as it was at times, having someone who knew their job and could deal with all of the different aspects of the case to such a high standard certainly made it easier.

  • - Mrs W, March 22

    I always felt able to ask Hana anything relating to the paperwork and always received a prompt response. I really appreciated how processes were explained and detailed to me in a way that I could understand. This gave me reassurance at times when I felt unsure of what was next and what needed doing.

  • - Mr S, Feb 22

    Very grateful to Lidia who was excellent. She felt like a friend during this, and is very intelligent and skilled. I was anxious that my divorce wouldn’t turn into an expensive battle, and Lidia’s calm, factual advice ensured this. I will have no hesitation in recommending her, and Tisshaws to friends and colleagues.

  • - Mr W, Dec 2021

    Many thanks Verity for your professional help in this process I have really found this whole experience very daunting so I really appreciate your understanding many thanks again!

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