If you’re going through a tough divorce, it can cause you to feel extremely stressed, especially when you can’t agree about the money side of things, and that’s why we offer our services here at Prentice Family Law. Finances and asset division are some of the main triggers for stress during this time, and if you’re doing it alone, then you are not legally protected, so don’t think twice about getting help from our divorce solicitors in Guildford.
Why you would need help
Dividing finances yourself with your ex-partner can cause a lot of tension if you can’t agree on who gets what, and neither of you is legally protected during the process. Even if the split does seem fair when it happens, your ex-partner can make a claim against you at any time if you didn’t use a solicitor, so it’s well worth it to get legal advice from the beginning to protect yourself and your assets.
What we can do
When you first come to our divorce solicitors in Guildford for help with splitting your finances, we will have an initial consultation with you to get to know you and your situation. This is important as it also gives you an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the process. After this, we can get started with helping you reach a fair result.
If both you and your partner have already agreed about the division of your assets, our divorce solicitors in Guildford can help you to apply for a consent order. This is a document that confirms the asset division and makes it legally binding, which protects you from your ex-partner making a claim in the future. To do this, we will first create a draft consent order, which will need to be signed by both parties. We will also help you fill out two other forms that are needed: a statement of information form and a notice of application for a financial order form.
Once all of these documents have been signed and completed by both parties, they will be sent to a court for confirmation. The judge will only approve the agreement if they think it is fair and reasonable, so it’s a really useful thing to do to make sure the result is good and you are legally protected.
When you can’t agree
If you or your ex-partner can’t agree to the divorce, it will need to be taken to court, which can be extremely upsetting and stressful. When this happens, we would highly recommend that you contact us for help from one of our solicitors. We can provide you with legal help during the entire court process to try and help you reach the fairest agreement possible.
One of the things we can help you to do is declare everything to do with your money, such as your income, savings, expenditures, assets and more. Your ex-partner will also do the same, and the judge will take this into account when making the final decision about the agreement.