Divorce Settlement Solicitors
At McGee O’Kane Solicitors we can act on your behalf to ensure you get a fair and reasonable divorce settlement. This can be difficult to achieve on your own, as you might not be certain of your legal rights, and you may not be able to communicate amicably with your ex-spouse.
To find out more about how our divorce settlement solicitors can help you, please contact us for a free initial enquiry.
Negotiating a divorce settlement
Deciding how to divide your assets is one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. Often there is a dispute as to what each person should get, particularly if one party brought more assets to the marriage.
However, it does not necessarily matter who owned what before the marriage. What matters is that the needs of any children are put first, and that each person gets a fair and reasonable settlement. What is considered ‘reasonable’ depends on a number of factors, such as –
- The contributions each party has made to the marriage, either financially or domestically
- The earnings and potential earnings of each person (including pensions)
- Properties and other financial assets in the marriage
- Any debts owed
- The age of each person and the length of the marriage
- The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
We can advise what a fair and reasonable divorce settlement would look like in your case. If your ex-spouse does not agree, we can enter into negotiations on your behalf, working to reach an outcome that protects your best interests. If necessary, we can take the matter to court.
Speak to a divorce settlement solicitor first
Even if you and your ex agree how your assets should be split, you should not commit to anything without speaking to our divorce settlement solicitors first. You might be entitled to more than you realise, and it is better to establish this sooner rather than later, before you hand anything over. Otherwise you could be left out of pocket.
Additionally, there are occasions when a spouse tries to hide or dispose of assets, with the intention of keeping them out of the divorce settlement. We can request financial disclosure from your ex-spouse to ensure there are no anomalies. If there are, we can apply for a court injunction to freeze his/her assets until the divorce has been concluded.
Free legal advice
Thanks to our extensive experience, we can handle the most intricate of financial affairs. When it comes to resolving financial matters following divorce, there are a number of different options available. We can advise you on the best approach to take.
We offer everyone a free initial enquiry, so you can speak to our divorce settlement solicitors without having to worry about legal fees.
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