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A financial arrangement is an arrangement between you and your spouse regarding your finances. OUR EXETER SOLICITORS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU TO REACH A FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENT THAT MEETS YOUR FAMILY’S NEEDS.

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WHAT IS A FINANCIAL
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ABOUT FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

A financial arrangement is an arrangement between you and your spouse regarding your finances. For example, a financial arrangement may lay out how much money one spouse is due to pay the other spouse on a set basis i.e. monthly.

There are different kinds of financial arrangements for different needs. For example, a child arrangement will decide how much child maintenance is paid from one spouse to the other.

Our family lawyers can help you to understand your financial situation when it comes to your divorce.

Most financial arrangements will cover what happens to your finances when you get a divorce. They will include financial assets such as:

  • Cash, savings, investments, bonds, pensions
  • Any property that is owned
  • Household contents
  • Assets, debts, loans, credit cards

How you reach this agreement is up to you. You and your ex spouse can reach an agreement and our lawyers can draft a legally binding document to make your agreement binding.

If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, Lyons Bowe can act as a mediator to help you both to reach and finalise an agreement.

Alternatively, if necessary, you can opt to reach an agreement through the courts in which case the Judge will decide what the financial arrangement should be.

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WHO HAS THE FINAL SAY ON SPOUSAL ARRANGEMENTS?

Our Family Lawyers will work with you to give you an understanding of your financial position in your divorce. They will be able to advise how much spousal maintenance a judge would be likely to award you, or how much your ex spouse would be awarded.

If you and your ex spouse are unable to agree on a spousal maintenance arrangements and your case goes to court, the judge will have the final say on the arrangements.

WHAT DOES A POSTNUP INCLUDE?

A post nuptial agreement can include an agreement on what should happen in the event of a divorce to:

  • Assets & debts
  • Income
  • Any future income or assets gained
  • Personally and jointly owned assets or belongings
  • Any maintenance payments
  • How property should be divided
  • Insurance payouts

WHAT CAN BE ORDERED IN A FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT?

A financial settlement can include:

  • Pensions
  • Assets & debts
  • Cars
  • Property
  • Money including savings, investments, stocks, shares, bonds, and life insurance policies
  • Businesses
  • Personal items

WHEN DOES A FREEZING ORDER GET GRANTED?

A court will only grant a freezing order when it deems granting an order to be necessary. The following criteria need to be met for a Freezing Order to be granted:

  • Both spouses accounts must be based in England
  • You must have a ’cause of action’ such a breach of trust or deceit
  • There must be a real risk that your ex spouse will dispose of the assets or use them up or hide them

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WHO HAS THE FINAL SAY ON SPOUSAL ARRANGEMENTS?

Our Family Lawyers will work with you to give you an understanding of your financial position in your divorce. They will be able to advise how much spousal maintenance a judge would be likely to award you, or how much your ex spouse would be awarded.

If you and your ex spouse are unable to agree on a spousal maintenance arrangements and your case goes to court, the judge will have the final say on the arrangements.

WHAT DOES A POSTNUP INCLUDE?

A post nuptial agreement can include an agreement on what should happen in the event of a divorce to:

  • Assets & debts
  • Income
  • Any future income or assets gained
  • Personally and jointly owned assets or belongings
  • Any maintenance payments
  • How property should be divided
  • Insurance payouts

WHAT CAN BE ORDERED IN A FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT?

A financial settlement can include:

  • Pensions
  • Assets & debts
  • Cars
  • Property
  • Money including savings, investments, stocks, shares, bonds, and life insurance policies
  • Businesses
  • Personal items

WHEN DOES A FREEZING ORDER GET GRANTED?

A court will only grant a freezing order when it deems granting an order to be necessary. The following criteria need to be met for a Freezing Order to be granted:

  • Both spouses accounts must be based in England
  • You must have a ’cause of action’ such a breach of trust or deceit
  • There must be a real risk that your ex spouse will dispose of the assets or use them up or hide them

the team

ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION
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WHO HAS THE FINAL SAY ON SPOUSAL ARRANGEMENTS?

Our Family Lawyers will work with you to give you an understanding of your financial position in your divorce. They will be able to advise how much spousal maintenance a judge would be likely to award you, or how much your ex spouse would be awarded.

If you and your ex spouse are unable to agree on a spousal maintenance arrangements and your case goes to court, the judge will have the final say on the arrangements.

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WHAT DOES A POSTNUP INCLUDE?

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WHAT CAN BE ORDERED IN A FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT?

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WHEN DOES A FREEZING ORDER GET GRANTED?

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