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Divorce Lawyers Sheffield

Divorce is a big step for anyone. At Family Law Sheffield our specialist divorce lawyers can guide through this difficult experience and ease the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing.

Our team of expert divorce solicitors specialise in handling divorce cases and have an extensive range of experience in dealing with even the most seemingly complicated of divorce cases. There is no case too complex for our experts who will work tirelessly for you to ensure that the divorce proceedings are as straightforward as it can be for you and your family.

Divorce can be a difficult time for anyone and it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure your wellbeing, to protect your assets and ensure that you are provided for going forward. Call us today to speak with one of our divorce lawyer specialists on 0113 519 0394 or complete our online contact form and someone from our family law team will be in touch.

Divorce & Financial settlements

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Divorce touches on all areas of your life such as your pension, your financial future and your Will but most importantly it will affect your children. At Family Law Sheffield we have extensive experience and a wide range of skills to help you and your children get what you need when going through a divorce.

When considering a divorce it is important that you seek expert legal advice from an early stage. Our team of expert divorce lawyers can assist you and your family with all aspects of divorce and associated family law services, including:

At Family Law Sheffield we understand that each case has its own set of unique circumstances which is why we make strenuous efforts to get to know you and your family so that we can understand your circumstances fully and tailor our advice to the needs of you and your family.

Separation Agreements

If you and your partner are separating but divorce is not an option for you then a separation agreement might be what is best for you and your family. These are commonly used by couples who are not ready to divorce or are unable to divorce due to religious beliefs but still want a legally binding document that outlines clearly what each partner agrees on. It can also make the process of divorce more straightforward should you decide to proceed with divorce at a later date.

Common areas that a separation agreement can cover include:

Living arrangements – a separation agreement can state who lives in the family home and whether or not the partner not living there retains access rights. If necessary, it can also state that the partner living at the family home is to live free from interference from their partner for a period of time until further notice.

Child arrangements – a separation agreement can also set out the arrangements for the care and contact of your children and step-children. This can help to establish a clear and regular routine for them in a time of upheaval for them.

Financial arrangements – A separation agreement can also establish the financial responsibilities of each partner. This can include who is responsible for paying the bills, who is responsible for any debts, what is to happen to any savings and whether or not any maintenance payments are required to be made. This can be useful if you decide to divorce from your partner at a future date.

Our specialist divorce solicitors have the skills, the empathy and the determination to assist you with the creation of a separation agreement that helps you and your family and gives you the security you deserve. We can asssit in even the most complex financial matters.

How are assets divided during the divorce process

During the divorce process in the United Kingdom, the division of assets is guided by the principle of fairness and achieving a financial settlement that considers both parties' needs and contributions. The court takes into account various factors, including the duration of the marriage, the financial contributions of each spouse, their earning capacities, future financial needs, and the welfare of any children involved. While there is no strict 50/50 rule, the aim is to achieve a fair outcome. The process often begins with the parties disclosing their financial information, which forms the basis for negotiations or court proceedings. Assets subject to division can encompass property, savings, investments, pensions, and even inheritances, if relevant. Courts have the authority to make orders for the transfer of assets, the payment of lump sums, or spousal maintenance, depending on the circumstances. Mediation and collaborative law are also encouraged to facilitate amicable agreements. Ultimately, the goal is to achieve a settlement that ensures both parties can move forward independently while considering their financial well-being and responsibilities.

Financial Settlement

 A financial settlement is a legally binding document between two parties whose relationship has come to an end. This document focuses on the wealth and assets of the parties and how they should be divided now that the relationship has ended. A financial settlement will usually focus on the following:

  • The family home and any other rights to property
  • Major assets such as the family car
  • Stocks and shares

The financial settlement is not limited to the assets in the United Kingdom as it can also cover international assets while also establishing responsibility for any debts and liabilities.

Financial settlement can be completed without the need for court intervention if both parties are able to reach an agreement. Even if parties can come to an agreement it is very important that you seek expert legal advice to ensure that the settlement is legally binding and protects the best interests of you and your family.

If an agreement cannot be reached then it may be necessary for a court to determine what the financial settlement may be. Each case is assessed individually and the court has a wide discretion to determine what would be the fairest orders, in the specific circumstances of each case.

Family Law Solicitors Sheffield

At Family Law Sheffield our team of experts have extensive experience in handling a wide range of financial settlements. Our focus is to use our experience and legal knowledge to get the best possible results for you and your family.

Contact Our Specialist Divorce Solicitors in Sheffield

We are a specialist family law firm eager to help you whatever your circumstances. Whether you are looking for a divorce, a separation agreement or a financial settlement we can provide you with the best possible legal advice for you and your family.

Contact us today on 0113 519 0394 or fill in our online enquiry form and one of our family solicitors will be in touch with you. 

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