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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Finding the right lawyer for you can be a difficult job, especially when you cannot meet them in person to talk through your concerns.

At K J Smith Solicitors, we believe that the current social distancing measures should not impact on your ability to access fast, free and personalised legal advice in your time of need. Whilst initial telephone consultations can be very useful, they can lack the personal touch especially when you are talking about sensitive matters concerning your children or family finances. Therefore why not arrange a free video consultation with us via Zoom, WhatsApp, MeetMe or Facetime?

Not only will you have the benefit of meeting your lawyer face to face from the comfort of your home or office but both you and your lawyer will be able to “screen share” documents facilitating better advice in relation to key issues.

Our flexible video conferencing service is available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6pm, until 9pm on Thursdays and between 10am and 3pm on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) very soon.

We offer a free initial 45 minute consultation to give you the opportunity to meet us and find out more about traditional divorce before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.

Please contact our divorce lawyers today on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 0118 418 1000 (Reading Head Office), 0118 418 1200 (Reading Central), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke), 01483 370100 (Guildford), 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield), 01344 513000 (Ascot), (01635 785 100) Newbury or email info@kjsmith.co.uk.

We also serve a wide range of other areas including Abingdon, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

Our Office Locations

All our offices are easily accessible by road, rail or bus and we are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm. With today's busy schedules, we offer telephone appointments outside normal office hours until 9pm on Thursdays and between 10am and 3pm on Saturdays.

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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. 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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