A relationship breakdown is stressful…

add worries about finances, court or legal fees and you can feel overwhelmed…

We can advise and assist you through the process of financial

settlement and make sure that there is full and relevant financial

disclosure – helping you get what you deserve.

Where court proceedings are necessary we will robustly deal with the case to ensure the best possible outcome minimising the financial cost of divorce.

Financial Disclosure

Financial disclosure if often needed to arrive at a divorce settlement. This means that all of the relevant assets (including business interests), pension provision, income, liabilities and outgoings are disclosed with supporting documents.

Valuation evidence is sometimes needed. This commonly relates to the family home, any business, investments, pension and so on. Any relevant taxation or risk issues also need to be taken into account.

What am I entitled to?

Broken down, in divorce & finances cases the claims are often for:

  • a property eg. the family home
  • a lump sum of money
  • assets eg. business shares and
  • investments
  • maintenance
  • pensions

Such financial claims can include any relevant children

Settlement principles

Once financial disclosure is completed then the parties, with their family law solicitors, can start to properly and sensibly negotiate a financial divorce settlement.

The divorce settlement factors that a court takes into account are briefly:

  • the welfare of any minor children income, earning 
    capacity, assets and financial resources
  • financial needs, obligations and responsibilities
  • standard of living age of each party and the length of 
    the marriage health of each party contributions 
    (financial and non-financial) conduct loss of certain rights.

Get F Arthur Jones & Co on your side - get in touch today:

Call: 01395 265668 or email office@ajoneslaw.co.uk

Example Cases

£2m Assets & Public Scandal

Successful financial settlement involving assets totalling £2m for client who was involved in a scandal covered in the press.

Successful Mediation - No Court

Successfully negotiated settlement following round table meeting with parties. Complex issues including third party ownership of house, children from previous marriage, school fees and future bonus payments.

Second Wife & Overseas Assets

Opponent who had taken a second wife, property and other assets that were being hidden in the Middle East and other issues of non-disclosure.

Cheryl Hennessey LLB Hons

Expert legal advice

Cheryl Hennesey has over 15 year’s experience in all sorts of family legal issues. Cheryl will make a detailed assesment of your situation and a plan to sort it out.

Work towards a brighter future with Cheryl’s help – get in touch today:
Call: 01395 265668 or email family@ajoneslaw.co.uk
We offer a free initial telephone consultation and free initial interviews.


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