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Family money

Finances on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership

It can be difficult to talk about money at the best of times.  When a relationship breaks down, disputes can often arise about how things will be organised financially before you separate, during and after a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership. If a couple have not married and simply relied upon the myth of a common law marriage, then things can be even more troublesome – see our separate page on financial disputes after separation.

Key financial issues to address may include:

  • unravelling complicated financial arrangements, for example if there are joint investments, a family trust or a family business;
  • ensuring a fair split of family wealth;
  • agreeing pension provisions;
  • taking account of any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements; and
  • keeping the tax bill low.

We take a forensic approach to determining how much you and your former spouse or partner are worth.   No stone will be left unturned in identifying the true extent of your family’s wealth, particularly in those cases where you suspect money or property is being hidden from you or the court.

We can help you obtain expert valuations of businesses, investments and pensions and suggest ways in which an appropriate financial settlement might be achieved.

There is a choice of routes to negotiating your financial settlement, and the appropriateness of each route will depend on  whether you and your former spouse wish to work together to achieve what is right for your family and the complexity of your financial affairs.  At Miles & Partners, we can help you to secure agreement on key decision in the following ways:

We can advise you

Based in the City of London our family solicitors are on hand for a convenient appointment between meetings or before your commute home. We will explain your options in straightforward language so that you can make informed decisions about what is best for you and your children.

We are used to working with busy executives and international families and regularly have meetings via Skype or video call with clients in other time zones.

Funding for legal advice or representation

Once we understand your circumstances, we will advise you on the options that may be available to you.

Contact our matrimonial team

To organise an initial consultation, in complete confidence, please contact a member of our specialist family team who will be able to help.

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