Bishop & Sewell

One of the consequences of a divorce is having to separate family assets and consider whether there should be any ongoing financial commitments. It is often the trickiest aspect of a marriage breakdown to resolve and the legal principles have to be tailored to each family’s situation.  Finding the right solution is rarely straightforward, but our advice always is.

Not all cases involve going to court and it is often possible to reach a settlement without having to issue court proceedings, and even in cases where proceedings are issued, many do not proceed all the way to trial.

However, as marriage breakdown heightens tension and can create mistrust, we aim to find the most appropriate method to reach a resolution. That does not necessarily mean litigation and may involve mediation, negotiation or collaborative law. We will endeavour to reach an early settlement, but whether matters are resolved quickly or take longer, we provide advice, guidance and support every step of the way.

How We Can Help

  • Identify appropriate methods of dispute resolution
  • Offer mediation or the collaborative process
  • Advise in relation to the financial disclosure process, the consequences of not providing full and frank disclosure and what steps should be taken if the other party is not cooperating with the disclosure process
  • Consider with you when the time is appropriate to issue an application for a financial Order;
  • Help you prepare and exchange your documentation
  • Represent you in any application for urgent orders, to preserve assets or evidence
  • Represent you in the substantive proceedings from commencement through to trial
  • Advise generally in relation to your exposure to a costs order, and how best to protect you on costs.

Next Steps

For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with one of our team, please email or contact 020 7631 4141 and ask to speak to our Family team.

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