Financial Agreements & Settlements

Financial agreement of settlement
Legally reviewed by: Shakeela Bi

Securing your financial future following a divorce can seem daunting. Cartwright King’s specialist Divorce Lawyers offer practical, frank advice to help you untangle shared finances and assets, ensuring that you secure satisfactory financial agreements or settlements for your future. 

For specialist legal assistance for divorce financial agreements/settlements, get in touch with Cartwright King today . 

How Cartwright King Can Help You

With so much to think about, you need specialist and experienced lawyers to advise you on the best course of action for settling your finances. Our advice is backed by years of experience of dealing with financial settlements following divorce. You can trust that we will do everything we can to achieve an outcome that suits you. 

We can help with:

  • Rights to Property
  • Savings
  • Shares
  • Pensions
  • International Assets
  • Liabilities for Debts
  • Custody of Children – along with any Maintenance Payments, School Fees etc.
  • Financial Settlements
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Civil Partnership Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements

Benefit From an Initial Telephone Conversation

It can be difficult to know where to start with unravelling shared finances and assets following a divorce . That’s why you can benefit from an initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Family Lawyer to assess your options and get some guidance.

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist solicitors and an initial telephone conversation gives you a starting point.

For immediate assistance, call us or email us for a short 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

*This call will allow us to make an initial assessment of your case and the options available to you. The service is charged for, and no detailed advice will be provided.

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 practical advice. Settling finances and assets after divorce can be emotionally charged and complex, but our specialist lawyers will keep you calm and help you navigate the complexities with clear advice.

Our Family Law team goes 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 securing your financial future. 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 your future depends on securing a satisfactory financial settlement. That’s why we will do everything we can to protect your interests and ensure that you can move on without worrying about your finances.

We’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you get a fair outcome. 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.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is financial remedy?

Financial remedy is a process applied by the Court for the distribution of assets following the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership.

The starting position of the Court in the division of assets is one of equality. However, the Court must also take into account a number of other circumstances before finalising a settlement. The criteria for the Court to consider are outlined in S25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and generally defines those considerations as:

  • The needs of any children of the marriage
  • The financial resources and needs of the parties
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Any contributions made by either party during the marriage
  • The effect of any disability or limited earning capacity
  • The conduct of the parties
  • The existence of any pre or post nuptial agreements

What will happen to my home?

The family home is often the most valuable asset in a marriage. The value of the home and any emotional attachment means that deciding what will happen to the family home represents 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.

Settling property issues can be complex and each case will be judged on its own merits.

What can I do if my former partner stops paying the mortgage and other expenses?

You can make an application for interim maintenance if you cannot afford domestic expenses during the financial remedy process, and you believe that your former partner has sufficient means to assist.

What will happen to my pension?

Any pensions will be taken into consideration by the Court. Pensions will need to be valued and information on the value needs to be 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.

What if I have a financial settlement agreement with my former partner?

If you have agreed a financial settlement with your former partner, we recommend getting the agreement ratified by the Court through a Consent Order. In doing so, this makes the agreement enforceable, and future financial claims will be dismissed, therefore protecting future assets.

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