Financial Settlements

Financial Settlements

Financial Settlements and Resolving Claims

Most people find the prospect of resolving their financial claims a daunting one, not least because of horror stories in the press about proceedings like these costing thousands of pounds. At Fraser Dawbarns, our specialist team of family lawyers can advise you on all aspects of financial matters.

We believe that your money should be shared between you and your partner and not used to pay unnecessary legal fees. With that in mind, our financial settlements experts will advise you on what you need to know about each other’s finances, the extent of your claims and the process best suited to you to achieve an amicable and cost-effective resolution.

If you are involved in a disagreement about financial settlements, the family law team at Fraser Dawbarns can offer you help and advice. Contact us today to see how we can help you. 

Our Specialists

Daniel Sims

Solicitor - Kings Lynn

Deborah Allen

Solicitor, Senior Partner, Head of Family Department - Kings Lynn

Emma Stearman

Solicitor - Kings Lynn

Rebecca Woodley

Solicitor, Senior Associate - Downham Market

Stefanie Summers

Solicitor, Associate - Wisbech

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Financial Settlements and Mediation

Where appropriate, our team will discuss the benefits of achieving financial settlement through mediation and negotiation, which can help you to come to an agreement that works for all parties. The lawyers are not there to impose their views on the couple, but to use the wealth of their combined experience to help the couple find their own solution. With the lawyers’ help, the couple are able to make informed decisions about the family’s futures.

Not only do couples find this process considerably less stressful than the traditional route, they are able to continue communicating and therefore co-parenting, leading to improved relationships between children and parents. The family law team at Fraser Dawbarns want to minimise conflict and help to achieve a financial settlement that works for everyone involved. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Is court My only Option if We Can't Reach Agreement?

If you are unable to achieve a financial arrangement through negotiation, there are generally 4 stages which our team will guide and advise you through. Theses are:

Step 1 – Disclosure

Financial disclosure and negotiation

Step 2 – Directions

From issue of application to First Directions Appointment

Step 3 – FDR

Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing

Step 4 – Final

Hearing – from FDR to attending a Final hearing

Our primary aim will always be to achieve a reasonable settlement at the earliest stage, reducing conflict and acrimony. If you have any concerns about financial settlements and would like to speak to someone, contact the family law team at Fraser Dawbarns who can help answer any questions you have. 


The whole procedure of updating our Wills was very simple. We always got a prompt reply from Harleen, even at a weekend.
Client - Kings Lynn Office

Why Choose Fraser Dawbarns to Help You?

Pricing Options

In more complex cases that are beyond the scope of the fixed fee service, we offer a choice of pricing options to our clients. By offering the choice between undertaking work on either a fixed fee basis or at an hourly rate, we give you the freedom to select the pricing option that best suits your needs. In certain circumstances we are able to offer a free consultation, please contact us to find out more about this.

Giving you Total peace of Mind

We offer our clients the expert and comprehensive legal advice that they are entitled to expect. We also provide our clients with support, a sympathetic ear and peace of mind during what is a very difficult and emotional time. 

Contact Us Today

Our team will help you from the beginning of your case to the end, giving you total peace of mind. If you would like friendly, client focused advice on a wide range of legal issues, get in touch and see how we can help you.

Call or email us today and find out how we can make your life easier. 

Wisbech: 01945 461456
March: 01354 602880
King's Lynn: 01553 666600
Ely: 01353 383483
Downham Market: 01366 383171
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