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Finances on Separation

Understanding the financial impact of divorce

When a marriage or civil partnership comes to end, it is essential to assess not only the immediate financial impact on both of you, but also to assess your long-term financial needs, as well as those of any children who may be involved. This is in order to allow the process of reaching a financial settlement to begin.

Each case is unique and reaching a financial settlement is often complex work requiring skill, experience and delicate negotiation. In most cases, both of you will be required to provide each other with details of your income, assets and liabilities.

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At K J Smith Solicitors, we are experienced in handling financial matters ranging from the straightforward through to the highly complex, which may involve less obvious assets, such as trusts and offshore assets.

The process of reaching a financial settlement varies depending on the range of issues. Sometimes, financial settlements can be reached without the need of taking it to Court, whereas other cases can not.

Whatever the process, the objective is to achieve a financial settlement which can then be incorporated into a document called a Consent Order. Once approved by the Court, this is legally binding. Whether or not the Consent Order is approved by the Court depends upon whether the Court considers the terms to be fair and equitable to both parties.

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If you would like to visit our team of family solicitors, we have offices in Henley-on-Thames, Woodley, Reading (Head Office), Reading (Central), Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield, Ascot, Newbury & Winchester. We serve a wide range of other areas including Abingdon, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, High Wycombe and Wokingham.

Why not contact our team of divorce solicitors for a free initial consultation today? We offer a free initial consultation that can take place in any one of our offices or over the telephone.

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