What about the money?
The breakdown of a marriage is never easy, and it’s only natural that your emotions will be running high during the divorce process. However, if you and your spouse have decided to part ways, one of the main things that you’ll need to consider is how to divide any assets you have. If you have children together then this issue is even more of a concern.
The assets that you’ll need to divide include:
When it comes to dividing up your assets after a divorce, there are two main options facing you: settling out of court with a mediator, or letting the judge decide. Either way, here’s how we can help you:
- Mediation: This is usually the quickest, easiest, and most amicable outcome to your divorce proceedings. Our experienced team of family law solicitors in Barnet can offer advice and help to mediate your agreement. Once you and your ex-partner have agreed on things, we will draft your consent order to make the agreement legally binding. If mediation is unsuccessful then you’ll be allowed to take your case to court.
- Going to court: If your attempts at mediation have failed, or if you’re exempt from mediation due to domestic violence or another clause, your case will be taken to court for a judge to decide. The decision will be based on the length of your marriage or civil partnership, as well as factors such as age, earning ability, standard of living, and your role within the marriage.
We will support you through the process, and work to ensure that you receive a financial settlement which is fair in your circumstances.
Your initial half hour consultation with us is free of charge; contact Jon Gilbert for a chat about your situation and more information about how we can help you.