When a marriage or relationship ends it is necessary to sort out how assets such as property, shareholdings, business assets, investments and pensions, might be shared reasonably and fairly. The division of property and finance related assets and capital can very often create tension between the parties at a time when emotions might already be running quite high.
Our skilled legal team will ensure that all of the family finances are openly and transparently disclosed in accordance with legal principles that are designed to protect your financial interests.
Once financial disclosure has taken place we will decide whether or not any expert evidence is required. When all of the relevant disclosure and evidence has been dealt with we will try to find solutions that match your financial expectations, whilst at the same time are realistic. We will have no hesitation in putting offers forward on your behalf with a view to settling your case and we will help you “take a view” on what might be realistically achieved.
We will always seek to protect your interests, keep your case out of Court (unless there is no other solution). We will seek to protect your finances and deal with your case in a cost-effective and proportionate way.
We are able to provide advice and solutions in connection with private limited companies, partnerships and other business entities, eg farming cases. Where a case cannot be settled we will use our expert knowledge of family law and rules to promote your case through the Court process.
With decades of experience, our family law team at Blythe Liggins have extensive experience in dealing with the property and financial elements of a separation.
We work with you to deliver the best possible outcome for you and your family, and know how to handle sensitive situations with both careful thought and firmness.
Blythe Liggins can help you with advice on:
- Selling and transferring property giving consideration to potential Capital Gains Tax consequences
- Transferring one spouse’s assets in the form of a cash sum
- Deciding if one party should remain in the family home (e.g. until children are grown up) with the other party having a secured loan over the house.
- Pension sharing
- Debts or shared loans
- Other assets that may need to be shared
If you need advice from a property and finance specialist, get in touch to book an initial consultation.