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Divorce & Financial Settlement Solicitors

DIVORCE & FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT

We provide a wealth of support, knowledge and expertise to secure divorce financial settlements. Our friendly and professional experts are on hand to provide a dynamic range of services that enable you to benefit from their skills and support. Take the first step by calling us or completing the contact form.

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REACHING A SETTLEMENT

When two parties cannot agree over money, possessions or property at the end of a marriage they may need to ask the courts to make these decisions for them. It can be a long process and having the right lawyer on hand for it can make it as painless as possible. We always aim to resolve the financial side of divorce through negotiation through correspondence and/or by referring you to a family mediator. If you are able to reach a settlement in this way, you will avoid the necessity of court proceedings which will save you money. We offer a number of services regarding divorce including assisting with the arrangements of financial matters in London.

The first requirement is that both parties file Form E Financial Statements before the FDA. The Form E is a lengthy document and you are required to attach supporting documentation to the form. We have vast experience in completing Form Es and can relieve the burden of completing this form by doing the work for you.

The Form E is intended to provide the parties with a clear picture of each other’s assets and it is not usually possible to reach a financial settlement without going through the process of full and frank financial disclosure.

There is duty for each party to provide full and frank financial disclosure during this process.  If you are concerned that your spouse may try to hide assets or that you believe they have not disclosed all of their assets, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can determine the best course of action.

We will assist you in preparing for any hearings and arranging representation for you at the hearings.

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WHAT FACTORS DOES THE COURT CONSIDER?

The factors which will be taken into consideration by the court when making its decision are commonly known as the section 25 checklist.

The first consideration is the welfare of any minor child of the family who has not attained the age of 18.

The court decides how to exercise its jurisdiction using the factors set out in section 25 as set out above. There is no hierarchy to these factors: in each individual case, different factors will carry a different weight.

The court must also consider whether to impose an immediate or deferred clean break so as to sever the financial obligations the parties have toward each other.

WHAT TYPES OF ORDERS CAN THE COURT MAKE?

Maintenance Pending Suit

These are periodical payments ordered to be paid prior to the marriage being dissolved by the decree absolute.

Property Order/Order for Sale

This is an order that one party transfers to the other some property. In the majority of cases this will be actual property such as a house, however, personal property, chattels, may be subject to a transfer of property order.

Lump Sum Orders

This is an order that one party pays to the other a sum of money. The lump sum may be payable in one go or by way of instalments. There is no time limit on the amount that can be awarded.

Periodical Payments

Otherwise known as maintenance payments. Periodical payments are a continuing obligation, normally an obligation to pay a certain amount to your ex-spouse every week or month as opposed to a final lump sum payment or transfer of property. Maintenance payments can be ongoing or for a certain period of time. In addition, maintenance payments can be varied. A party who has remarried cannot apply for periodical payments, even if the application was made before marriage.

Secured Periodical Payments

These are rare but involve a hybrid of periodical payments with an order that they be secured, i.e. against a property so as to ensure that they are paid.

Pension Orders

Aside from the matrimonial home, a pension fund is likely to be the most substantial financial investment a party has. The court can make various orders in relation to pensions such as pension sharing or earmarking part of a spouse’s pension for the benefit of the other spouse.

Financing may be available if you are worried about the costs of the legal process.

Testimonials

I asked to review my financial settlement. Within a matter of a short time, I got an appointment. My solicitor, was very professional and kind. She even offered me the chance to have a video conference if I was unable to go to the office. I felt comfortable and I was treated with respect. I felt confident in her capabilities. She was warm and put me at ease. The process was made very easy for me. Osbourne Pinner family law team was on top of my brief to them. Should I need a solicitor in the future, I will be very happy to go back. Thanks

Edward Moore

Osbourne Pinner’s family law team worked with me tirelessly to put my mind at rest throughout the divorce process. From the outset I felt reassured. I was kept up to date throughout the process. The quality, and detail of the guidance I received was realistic and allowed a high degree of trust to develop very quickly. Without hesitation, I would recommend Osbourne Pinner.Thank you to the whole family team for your professional support during this difficult time of my life.

Victoria Helena-Williams

Osbourne Pinner provided an excellent service. Dealing with a difficult and sensitive issue, over a protracted period of time, they always kept me up to date with the progress (or otherwise) of the complex matters required to reach a satisfactory conclusion. I would be happy to recommend Osbourne Pinner to anyone who needed legal expertise, especially with the kind of issue that involves complex property negotiations in divorce proceedings.

Sophie Morrow

Osbourne Pinner, and in particular their family law team were recommended to me by a good friend and trustworthy source. I have found in my dealings with them that they go the extra 'proverbial mile' in trying to help. This is not something I have experienced before with any other of the big family law firms. I am very happy with the service and will now recommend to my family, friends and colleagues.

Peter Willoughby

The team at Osbourne Pinner were absolutely fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone! Special thanks to the family team.

Robert C

They made a very difficult time much easier to deal with. Their professionalism kept me sane and focused on the outcome I needed. Special thanks to Anne for acting on my Pre-Nup in a very professional way. Professional yet sympathetic manner and the team always fights hard to defend your interests. Thank you Osbourne Pinner.

Stephan B

Thank you Osbourne Pinner for professionally dealing with my divorce and finances. I was extremely stressed over my family matter but after meeting and getting advice from family solicitor Anne, I was so relived. Thank you for all your patience.

Mrs Patel

I needed pre-nup quickly and instructed Osbourne Pinner. I received the first draft within a few days and nothing was too much trouble for the solicitor. Fee was reasonable and I will recommend this firm.

Alison D

Very honest & straight forward costumer service. Very knowledgeable & refreshing approach. I highly recommend

Akuha

Such an experienced, skilled and very supportive team.

Harik

Excellent and professional service. Very clear and precise instructions and was kept well informed. Very helpful and very good at their job. big Thanks to the Team!

E. James

Thank you Osbourne Pinner for getting my settlement. I highly recommend their services.

Patel

Put my mind at ease and gave plain straight forward guidance to my rather complicated matter .

Samuel

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