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Divorce & Money

The courts in England have a very wide discretion when deciding what the divorce settlement should be. They have to achieve a ‘fair’ outcome. A consequence of this is that a wide number of outcomes might be considered ‘fair’ even though the amount you receive as a settlement can vary widely. As a result, it is crucial that you have a divorce solicitor you can trust and who has the skills, knowledge and experience you need to secure your financial future.

We are divorce solicitors based in Harrogate who specialise in resolving financial settlements on divorce, particularly complex divorce cases such as those involving properties, pensions, business, trusts and inherited assets and those where there is a large difference between the earnings of the couple.

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What are the key stages in a divorce settlement?

Negotiating a divorce settlement can be broken down into four key stages: Protect The first thing we do is protect your position by ensuring that your husband or wife does not dispose of assets before the financial settlement is agreed. We will also ensure that you have sufficient money to meet your most pressing needs while […]

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Does my case have international elements?

If you have a connection outside England and Wales it will be essential to consider what the impact of this is and to act fast. For example, some couples are able to apply for divorce in more than one country. Different countries have different rules on divorce and you may get a better outcome by […]

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What is a Separation Agreement?

A “separation agreement”, sometimes known as a “deed of separation”, is a document that is agreed between couples who decide to stop living together. A separation agreement will include clauses to deal with possession of the property, financial support for the children of the relationship, who the children will live with and a schedule of […]

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How do I get a fair divorce settlement?

The courts in England have a very wide discretion when deciding what a divorce and finances settlement should be. They have to achieve a ‘fair’ outcome. A consequence of this is that a wide number of outcomes might be considered ‘fair’ even though the amount of the settlement can vary widely. As a result, it […]

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do you keep my legal costs down?

We understand that you may be worried about the cost of legal advice. To help you, from the very outset we will give you clear, detailed information about the likely amount of your legal fees. For your added peace of mind, we can even agree a cap on the cost of your case before we […]

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How will I pay my legal costs on my divorce?

The usual rule is that each party has to pay for the costs of their own lawyer for negotiating the financial settlement. As part of the financial settlement, however, it is possible to agree that your spouse should pay some or all of your legal fees. We will discuss with you at the beginning of […]

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How much does a divorce cost?

There are two elements to any divorce. The first element is the work involved in getting a divorce itself, i.e. the process involved in obtaining the final decree of divorce called the Decree Absolute. This is usually straightforward as most cases are not disputed by the other party, so we can provide you with a […]

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Does the reason for divorce affect how much I will receive as a divorce settlement?

It is very rare for the reason for the divorce to affect the financial settlement. The court is able to take very bad behaviour into account and which may then have an effect on the financial settlement. The typical scenarios where this might be relevant are if one party has been reckless or deliberate in […]

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Latest News


6 Early Steps to Take When You’re Preparing for Divorce

Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have quite an impact on the financial ou
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New pension rights for same sex couples

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
Same sex couples who marry will now enjoy the same pension benefits on death as heterosexual married couples following a
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Dividing pensions on divorce: How to choose the right option

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
There are three different ways to deal with pensions on divorce – pension attachment orders, pension sharing orders an
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