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Finances

Our Specialist Resolution Accredited solicitor has recognised expertise in the area of finances on divorce or separation.

Dealing with the finances will include dealing with the family home, the financial assets between the parties and any child or spousal maintenance.

It is the common belief that once you are divorced that neither party can make a financial claim on the other. This is completely untrue.

Until such time that you resolve the financial matters on your divorce all potential financial claims that either spouse can make against the other will remain open. This will remain the case until such time that the person wishing to make the claim remarries or ensures the appropriate claims are made in the divorce petition.

Finances are often complex. It is important that we are able to discuss what your immediate income needs are and then take the necessary steps to ensure that these needs can be met.

If assets require protection or are at risk of being disposed, transferred or sold then we can put into place emergency measures to prevent this.

In order to resolve the financial matters we will obtain financial disclosure from each of the parties by exchange with the other party's solicitors and then negotiate a settlement based on the information that we have.

We can also incorporate an already existing agreement reached between you both into an order that will be binding on both parties.

Financial matters are often complex and different things are important to different people. We can advise more fully once we are aware of your personal circumstances but it is extremely important to seek legal advice on this issue at the time of the Divorce.

Resolving things between you without any orders or agreements being drawn up technically allows either party to return and make a further claim on the assets of the other is they wish to.

It is important that any agreement whether reached between you or through solicitors or mediation, is embodied into a court order.


We will help with

* Protection of assets

* Family Home disputes

* Child or spousal maintenance claims

* Protection from dissolution of assets

* Negotiation of the Financial Settlement

* Obtaining Financial Disclosure

* Mediation


-The Resolution - First for Family Law The Resolution Solicitors Regulation Authority

Services

* Call us on: 0113 467 7904

* Out of Hours: 07816 322 520

* 24 Hour Emergency Number

* Appointments until 7:30pm

* Saturday Appointments

* Highly competitive hourly rates

* Offices in central Leeds

* Telephone and Skype interviews

* Free 30 minute consultation

 

Leeds Family Law Specialisms - Click on the links for detailed information

Divorce

In order to start the Divorce either the Husband or Wife must issue the Divorce Petition through the local County Court. The taking of such action signifies that one of the parties has come to the conclusion that the marriage has ended. For detailed information on the Divorce procedure please click the link above.

Children

One of the major concerns in any relationship breakdown is where the children will live and how contact with both parents will take place. Our Resolution accredited Solicitor will endevour to resolve children disputes with a co-operative and constructive approach. Please click the above link for detailed information.

Finances

Alongside the breakdown of a relationship there is often the question of how the famiy home will be occupied, who will be responsible for payments of the mortgage and how this will be maintained whilst final settlements are negotiated. Our Solicitor is recognised as a specialist provider of advice in this area.

Domestic Abuse

Any behaviour that you find threatening or intimidating is unacceptable and you do not have to put up with this. Our Solicitor is an accredited Resolution specialist in the area of Domestic Abuse and has represented both men and women secure protective orders to prevent such behaviour.

Unmarried Couples

Many people believe that if they have lived with each other for a number of years without marriage they have the same protection and legal rights as a married couple. However, these rights are not aquired automatically and on the breakdown of this relationship many are left without any legal protection.

Collaborative Law

The aim of the collaborative law process is to avoid going to court with the emphasis being on trying to work things out by meeting with your partner and their lawyer face to face. As your lawyer is with you throughout the process a settlement can be reached this way. Our Solicitor will be able to offer this service from November 2011.

Asian Aspects to Divorce

Our Solicitor has extensive experience dealing with clients who have married outside of the UK. We have knowledge of marriages that have taken place in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you are a UK citizen and you have married in one of the above countries and now want a Divorce then please click the link above for further information.

Civil Partnerships

From December 2004 it has been possible for same sex couples in the UK to register a Civil Partnership. The rights aquired by the couple entering into this arrangement are almost the same as those of a married couple. For further information on your rights in relation to financial and children matters please click the link above.

Mediation now enforced

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Before making an application for a court order in relevant family proceedings, applicants will be expected, unless exempted, to have considered alternative means of resolving their disputes

New Family Law Firm in Leeds

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After much research and planning, Leeds Family Law Ltd has begun the process for gaining recognition by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We hope to start trading in June, 2011.

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