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Financial Settlements

Family Law


Cartwright King has a team of family law solicitors who can advise you in relation to financial settlement following the breakdown of a relationship. We understand how important these matters are, which is why we are available to assist wherever you are based and will guide you through each step with support.

How Cartwright King Can Help With Financial Settlements

Our specialist Family Law Team focuses purely on family law issues, ensuring that you benefit from a personalised, fully-focused service. Amid a financial settlement (otherwise known as a financial remedy), our Family Law Team gives you honest, rational and straightforward advice, giving you advice on the process applied by the court for distributing assets

Having the right advice is often the difference when it comes to resolving your case with minimal stress and confrontation.

We can help with:

  • Guidance completing Form E, delivered by the court
  • Division of property
  • Interim maintenance applications
  • Pensions

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation

The first step is always the hardest when deciding to separate. That’s why you can benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Family Lawyer to assess your options. You’re under no pressure to instruct us, this is an opportunity to take that difficult first step.

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist Family Solicitors to get rational, clear advice that will help you secure a fair financial settlement.

For immediate assistance, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion.

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no advice will be given.

Why Choose Cartwright King for Financial Settlements?

Personal, pro-active and productive, three defining traits of Cartwright King’s service, which combine to ensure that you benefit from rational, honest legal advice.

Separating from your spouse or civil partner can be upsetting and cause huge upheaval for your entire family, but our Family Lawyers will keep you calm to help you make decisions with clarity and to minimise distress and upheaval.

Our advice is backed by experience of dealing with all manner of separation issues. You can trust this experience to help guide you through the process as there aren’t many situations we haven’t come across before when dealing with financial settlements.

Our Family Lawyers  go above and beyond to give you the support you need, for added peace of mind that your case is in good hands.

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about helping you secure a fair financial settlement. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you’re prepared for the process.

Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case.

We know that separating from a spouse or civil partner can be stressful. That’s why we will do everything we can to minimise the stress and protect your interests.

We’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you’re treated fairly throughout your case. When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you counsel that you can count on.

Legal Fees

Cartwright King offers a series of packages and fixed fee services for private paying individuals. In some cases, it may be possible to file an application to the Court for the other party to cover some or all the costs of a divorce.

Depending on the circumstances, Legal Aid may be available – for instance if you’re a victim of domestic abuse.

To discuss your eligibility for Legal Aid please call us, or email your enquiry

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Frequently asked questions.

The distribution of marital assets is a complex area. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to secure expert advice.

Full and frank disclosure is a necessary pre-requisite to all cases and we will be unable to guide you as to an appropriate settlement without this information. The court use a document named Form E to complete the disclosure exercise. We can help you complete this.

The family home can be the most valuable asset in a marriage. In addition to the financial incentive couples often have emotional attachments to a property and so deciding the future of the marital house on divorce can be a challenge.

If there are dependent children then their needs are a priority. Often this means that the parent with care of the children will remain in the marital home with the children or will be accommodated with sufficient funds to meet their housing needs.

Property issues upon divorce are intricate matters. As each case will be judged on its own merits, expert guidance is a necessity.

You can make an application for interim maintenance if you cannot afford domestic expenses during the financial remedy process and consider your partner to have sufficient means to assist.

Pensions will be taken into account by the court. Pensions must be valued and information on value shared between parties. If one party has a higher pension fund it may be appropriate to share that pension with the other party or offset the difference against other assets.

Yes. You will be unable to invite the court to consider any financial remedy application until divorce proceedings are issued.

In some cases parties reach an amicable agreement as to how assets will be divided. In these cases we recommend that the agreement is ratified by the court in a consent order. In doing so the agreement not only becomes enforceable but future financial claims can be dismissed. This will protect your future assets.