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Financial Orders

When any relationship comes to an end there are bound to be financial issues which need to be resolved. At David Lee Solicitors we pride ourselves on our negotiating skills. We will attempt to agree a settlement that suits your circumstances and meets your individual needs.

Where there is a divorce, husbands and wives both have financial claims against the other person.

These claims may be about the matrimonial home, money, possessions, pensions or about ongoing payments. They may even be about debts that have been created during the marriage.

David Lee Solicitors are here to help and advise, so please call us today on 01926 852188 to see how we can help.

Often an agreement or financial settlement can be reached without the parties needing to go to Court. This is our initial priority as court cases can cause stress as well as build up legal and court costs. 

Sometimes the parties will agree to attend family mediation to attempt to reach an agreement on financial issues. We will prepare you fully for mediation. We will prepare the papers and explain to you what you can expect at mediation. Your best interests are always our priority and we will work with you and support and guide you through each step of the legal process.

Sometimes it is not possible for the parties to agree a settlement through negotiation or mediation. In those cases the County Court will be asked to decide the issues and to make a Financial Order.

The Court has considerable powers to make orders on all financial issues. The Court will attempt to create a practical solution that fairly divides the assets between the parties.

Even if the Parties reach an agreement on how the Marital assets are divided, there will need to be a formal Court Order setting out that Agreement. Otherwise, if there is no formal Court Order either Party can change their mind.

Another scenario might be that there are no Marital assets when the Parties Divorce, so they decide to walk away with nothing. Without a formal Court Order to say this, one Party can change their mind and bring a Claim against the other Party, at any time in the future.

At David Lee Solicitors we will provide practical advice that is intended to provide a positive outcome for you. We will provide you with clear and accurate advice on all of your financial issues, including what approach the Court is likely to take. We will also provide advice on the likely cost of taking any particular action. This will allow you to make an informed choice on how you wish to proceed.

We will try to avoid going to Court where it is possible and appropriate for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about your financial orders, particularly if it’s the result of a relationship breakdown, please contact us today.

We are dedicated to helping you and are happy for you to pop in for a coffee and chat if you would like to know more about how we work and how we can help you. Please give us a call on 01926 852188.


If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us today.