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Divorce & Financial Remedy

Divorce can be a stressful and emotive time for all parties concerned. It’s important then that you obtain the best possible legal advice prior to and during divorce proceedings to ensure that your interests are protected fairly during what can be a time of upheaval and great change.  

Divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage. Financial remedy proceedings in divorce is the process of resolving the financial issues arising from the divorce.

A couple can only commence divorce proceedings if they have been married for more than 1 year.

Shepherd Harris & Co solicitors in Enfield are accredited SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) Family Law solicitors. We can help resolve the problems arising from your marriage with our specialist team of divorce solicitors, who also have great expertise of managing financial remedy in divorce. When you choose to instruct Shepherd Harris & Co to handle your divorce you are assured of our dedicated attention and competitive fees for which we are renowned.

We are one of the most efficient divorce solicitors in London and Enfield, Middlesex and will bring our many years of experience to bear in order to achieve the best solution for you. We always attempt to make the procedure of divorce as simple, swift and amicable as possible.

Alternatives to Court proceedings or traditional divorces…

Alternatively, if you do not wish to divorce for social or religious reasons, we can advise you in relation to judicial separation proceedings or prepare a separation agreement. Our team of solicitors also practice in line with the Resolution code of practice, championing a non-confrontational attitude and approach to divorce and separation matters. As a member of Resolution we are committed to helping you in a sensitive, constructive and cost effective way. As part of this, we also offer collaborative law as an alternative way of couples reaching an amicable separation and divorce without having to go to court. Please see our collaborative law page for further information.

Financial remedy in divorce – financial & property claims…

In a collaborative law separation it may be possible for you and your spouse to reach an agreement as to financial arrangements arising from a divorce or separation, including maintenance and how property and other assets may be divided. In the case of collaborative law we will assist you in recording the agreement in a Deed of Separation or file a Consent Order with the Court in which case it may not be necessary for you to attend Court.

In the event that collaborative law is not possible, our team of divorce solicitors will be happy to help you to agree a financial settlement which is realistic and enables you to retain sufficient assets and income for your future life. Our expert advice and negotiating skills relating to ancillary relief in divorce will ensure that you retain a fair share of the matrimonial assets acquired during your relationship. We can also look at protecting your interest and pension rights accrued by either yourself or your spouse.

If no agreement can be reached applications can be made to the Court for periodical payments such as maintenance, lump sum property adjustment orders and orders in relation to pensions. It is important to note that when making any decision relating to financial remedy in divorce, the Court will take regard of all the circumstances of the case and put the welfare of the children first.

The Shepherd Harris & Co team of divorce solicitors have vast experience of representing our divorce clients at court. We will advise you about Court procedures including preparation of financial statements, valuation of properties, documents that need to be disclosed and representation in Court if you are required to attend.

With Shepherd Harris & Co solicitors in Enfield you’re in safe hands…

Our very experienced family team comprises of:

  • Georgina Hetherington who specialises in Child Care and matrimonial matters and is a member of the Children Panel, Advanced Family Law and Resolution Specialist Panel, as well as being an experienced advocate.
  • Ian Godfrey is also a member of the Children and Family Law Panels and specialises in matrimonial and ancillary relief cases.
  • Tazeen Khaliq is on the Resolution and Family Law Advanced Panels and also specialises in child abduction cases.

Next steps…

To request the assistance of our collaborative law and divorce solicitors - please contact one of our specialist family lawyers Ian Godfrey, Georgina Hetherington, Tazeen Khaliq  on 020 8363 8341 who will be more than happy to assist you.

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