When a couple separates, whether they are married or not, resolving financial matters for the benefit of their children can be the most difficult part of the process.
We can help you find the most appropriate, cost-effective and practical way to achieve the best outcome for you and your children. Precisely how will depend on whether you were married or not, but there are options for both.
Preparing you for court processes and orders
Our family law solicitors advise couples divorcing or separating on all aspects of their financial claims. If the couple have children together, this advice will include entitlements to:
periodical payments (maintenance) in certain circumstances
secured periodical payments (maintenance secured against a property)
the transfer or settlement in trust of property.
We can also give guidance regarding the level of maintenance that the Child Maintenance Service (formerly the Child Support Agency) may award.