Most people find the prospect of resolving their financial claims a daunting one not least because of the horror stories in the press of these proceedings 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, we 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 cost effective settlement.
We will consider with you the benefits of Mediation and/or using the Collaborative Law process. However, should Mediation or Collaboration fail, then generally there are 4 stages through which you will be guided and advised, with the prime aim being to achieve a reasonable settlement at the earliest stage.
The four stages 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
Free Initial Consultation
Free consultations may be available – please ask for details.
This gives us a chance to discuss your case and provide an estimate of the costs involved.