Divorce & Finances

The legal side of divorce is, in itself, usually, quite a straightforward procedure. However, when it comes to the financial side, things can become complex. It is very important that everything is dealt with correctly by experts from the outset, so that a smooth path is laid for the future without any scope for acrimonious issues arising down the line.

Amicable Resolution

Here at Pickering & Butters we place great emphasis on keeping stress and costs to a minimum by resolving financial matters in an amicable manner. Wherever possible, we will attempt settlement through what is known as a negotiated Consent Order. This is an agreement that we put into a court on your behalf to ensure your spouse sticks to what has been negotiated. It is much preferable to contested court proceedings which tend to be lengthy, stressful and expensive.

Our lawyers will always do their best to resolve the financial aspects of a divorce in the most cost-effective way with as little antagonism and resentment as possible.

Considerations and Outcomes

We are often asked what the financial outcome of a divorce will be. The truth is, every case will have a different outcome which is unique to the situation. The starting point for division of matrimonial assets is 50:50, however, the Court can and does depart from such an equal division where it is fair to do so.

There are certain matters that are taken into consideration when dealing with finances on divorce and our lawyers will use these factors to advise you as to the most fair outcome for you in accordance with family law.

About Court Proceedings

Sometimes, where it is taking longer than is reasonable to reach an agreement, it may be necessary to look to court proceedings. If it appears this will be necessary in order to achieve an outcome that is in your best interests then we will talk you through the options.  

When you are looking to resolve the financial side of a divorce, you need people on your side with high level technical knowledge and substantial experience. Here at Pickering & Butters, that’s precisely what you’ll get from our specialist team, as well as a complete commitment to reaching an amicable conclusion as quickly as possible.

For tailored legal advice on relationship breakdown & finances, please get in touch with our Staffordshire solicitors in Stafford and Rugeley