Division of Assets
We are local divorce settlement solicitors in Exeter. We can guide you through the process of agreeing how your assets will be split following the end of a relationship. You will want to make sure there is a fair division of assets in your divorce financial settlement or separation agreement, which may include your house, pensions, savings, and any other capital assets you and your ex-partner have.
Do I need a lawyer for a divorce settlement?
It is possible to apply for divorce without appointing lawyers. However, whilst it is positive when couples can sort out issues like the division of assets between themselves, diy divorce agreements may not be the most sensible route. It is important that both you and your ex partner understand your rights before making any commitments, and it is essential that the financial agreement is legally valid to ensure there are no future claims on the assets.
Deciding to use a solicitor to help negotiate and finalise your divorce financial settlement does not mean the process cannot be civil or even amicable. We will advise and support you as you wish through mediation, negotiations with your ex-partner or their solicitor, and, if necessary, court proceedings.
If you are separating but not sure that you want to divorce or dissolve your relationship, you may want to consider a Deed of Separation. If you have been living together but are not married or in a civil partnership, the division of assets may need to be dealt with under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA). A separation agreement may also be appropriate for you so that you and your ex-partner are both clear about where you stand as you move on with your lives.
We’re here to help
We offer a free 30 minute consultation meeting with an experienced divorce settlement lawyer to discuss your circumstances, before you decide whether to appoint us.
If you instruct us to handle your financial settlement, a named lawyer will deal with your case from start to finish, and a member of the team will always be available to speak to on a day-to-day basis. You will be given clear and focused advice throughout your case including guidance about your position and how much the case will cost, where relevant. We will keep you fully informed about each stage and any outcomes.
Please contact Mark Fairchild, Family Team Administrator, for any initial enquiries or to book your consultation.
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