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    What factors are taken into account when trying to reach a financial settlement?

    There are a series of factors that are taken into account when reaching a financial settlement. Where children are involved, their welfare and future financial support is always the first consideration.

    The following factors will be considered:

    • Your available income, capital, and other resources
    • The financial needs of both parties
    • Your ages and the duration of the marriage
    • The standard of living enjoyed by both parties before the breakdown of the marriage
    • Any physical disability or mental incapacity of either party
    • The contributions made by both parties
    • The behaviour of either party (if it was so extreme that it would be unfair to disregard it)

    Our specialist family lawyers will quickly assess your circumstances and provide realistic advice on your financial position. We negotiate firmly but fairly to achieve a settlement that meets your needs. Whilst we will make every attempt to reach a negotiated settlement, our team has years of collective experience when it comes to court proceedings, helping you to achieve a reasonable settlement for you and your family that may include:

    • Orders relating to properties
    • Orders requiring payment of a lump sum
    • Maintenance orders for spouses and children
    • The division of pension benefits
    • Overseas assets
    • Trust assets
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    Specialist family law accreditations

    We have individuals on our team of our team who have earned The Law Society’s Family Law accreditation. This means they have shown a high level of competence and extensive knowledge in family law matters. Some of our solicitors also hold The Law Society’s Children Law accreditation, so they have the ability to work directly with children and understand their needs and wishes.

    Why choose Birchall Blackburn Law for financial disputes?

    We provide robust but sympathetic advice from a team of accessible experts whose experience and technical knowledge place them at the forefront of this area of legal practice.

    As members of Resolution and the Law Society’s Family Law Panel, we will use our expertise, years of collective experience in negotiation, court applications, and hearing to get the best result for you.

    In addition to advising and reaching settlement as to the division of assets, we can further advise you as to other aspects of financial disputes, such as:

    • Urgent relief by way of injunction to prevent disposal of assets
    • Enforcement of orders where a financial remedy court order may have been breached
    • Appealing financial remedy orders
    • Interim court applications to deal with urgent issues arising within proceedings
    • Financial support for children pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act

    Frequently asked questions about our Financial Arrangements services

    • How much do financial disputes cost?

      The cost varies depending on what is involved and the work required. We offer a one-hour fixed fee initial appointment during which we will assess your circumstances. We will then explain the costs involved and give you information about the funding options available to you.

      If you choose to fund the work privately, we may be able to offer a fixed fee service for relatively straightforward matters. In more complicated cases, we offer flexible payment arrangements and will always provide a detailed cost estimate in writing at the outset. We will update you regularly and help you to budget.

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    - Did you know?

    Financial arrangments can include ways to divide private and state pensions, as well as property, savings and investments.

    What do our clients say?

    M. Weafer

    Very helpful, attentive, kind and patient.


    Very satisfied.

    MJ Hiles

    Everything went well. I felt comfortable talking to the staff.


    Very good service.

    T. Wood

    All good.

    P. Holt

    Her bedside manner was excellent.

    D. Thursfield

    Inspired confidence

    S. Wilson

    Extremely efficient service.  I was apprehensive about making a Will but Jessica guided me through everything – she explained everything and gave me space to ask any questions.  Would use her again.

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