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Alison Gosling
Paralegal
Farhad Islam
Partner
Jenny Powell
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Stuart Tyler
Solicitor
Dividing up finances can make even the most amicable divorce turn sour.

Every situation is different and with so many ways to settle, it can end up feeling like an impassable minefield. So, don’t go it alone.

The right legal team can help you navigate your way through, reduce the stress and give you clear guidance when you need it most. Our goal is to reach an agreement that is beneficial to you and allows you the maximum financial freedom possible, whilst preserving an amicable relationship with your former partner. With our help, the majority of our clients are able to find a solution without resorting to court. However, we will never encourage you to settle for less than you deserve. If you are unable to come to an agreement out of court for whatever reason, we can help you apply for a financial order.

Our dedicated team can provide clear, practical advice on issues including:

  • What happens to your family home during divorce
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Pension entitlements
  • Business interests
  • Savings, shares and investments

At Gepp Solicitors, specialist lawyers will apply their expertise to ensure you get an agreement you’re happy with. We’re here to support you, advise you on your options, and protect your interests at every step. We can’t make the situation completely stress-free, but we can certainly help lighten the load.

Fixed fee initial consultation for your divorce settlement

We offer a fixed fee initial consultation at a reduced price of £175 where we can provide expert advice on matters including:
  • Your legal rights to a financial settlement during divorce
  • The various options for making a settlement
  • The likely outcome of those different options
  • Funding options – including deferring our fees until a settlement is made where appropriate

Consult our financial settlements solicitors in Essex now

For swift, expert advice on making a financial settlement for divorce, please contact your local Gepp Solicitors office in Chelmsford.

Have a quick question or want to request a call back? Use our simple online enquiry form.

How we handle your divorce settlement swiftly and fairly while keeping conflict to a minimum

Using mediation for financial settlements

Engaging with an independent mediator can really help couples resolve their financial issues. Before starting Court proceedings, you and your former partner will probably have to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting. This is to see whether your case is suitable for mediation and whether you’d both be prepared to engage in mediation.

Our family lawyers can advise you on how mediation works and whether it is suitable for your divorce. We can also review any agreement you make through mediation to ensure it is fair and matches your best interests.

Applying for a Consent Order

If you do succeed in reaching an agreement – whether through informal negotiations or mediation – we can help make sure this is recorded in a Minutes of Consent Order. This is important as, once this is approved by a Judge, it becomes a binding Consent Order.

Read our blog ‘Varying a Financial Consent Order‘ here.

What happens if you can’t reach an agreement?

In this situation, the Court has the power to make various orders, including:
  • periodical payments – also called ‘maintenance’
  • secured provision – to secure that payment against an asset (this is rare and usually only arises in cases where the person paying lives abroad but has assets in the UK)
  • lump sum payments – a cash payment
  • property adjustment – transferring all or part of one spouse’s interest in an asset
  • orders to do with pensions.

Making a clean break during divorce

In some cases, it will be possible to reach a settlement that completely separates a couple’s capital and income. Called a ‘clean break’, the Court is obliged to consider whether this would be appropriate – but it really depends on the particularly of each case.

Our financial settlement fees

Fixed fee financial settlement advice

We are often able to handle the various stages of reaching a divorce settlement on a fixed fee basis. This can give you certainty over the costs involved as your case progresses.

Hour rates for financial settlements

For more complex financial settlements where you will need ongoing support, we will typically charge according to an agreed hourly rate based on the level of expertise required.

Why choose Gepp Solicitors for your divorce financial settlement?

With decades of combined experience across our Family Law team, we can advise you on exactly what to expect during divorce settlement proceedings and ensure that you get the best available outcome for you and your loved ones.

Several members of the team are also part of Resolution (the national association for family lawyers) with accreditation in areas such as Complex Financial Remedy Cases, Co-habitation Disputes and Private Children Law.

Gepp Solicitors is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society and independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Book your initial fixed fee consultation with our financial settlements solicitors in Essex

For more information or to arrange a fixed fee initial consultation with our divorce financial settlements solicitors in Chelmsford, please use the phone number or email family@gepp.co.uk to get in touch.

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Main number: 01245 701581

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Main email: family@gepp.co.uk

With Gepp Solicitors you’ll be in experienced hands. We’ll work hard to get the best possible outcome for you and your family.

With Gepp Solicitors you’ll be in experienced hands. We’ll work hard to get the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Our Family Law experts

Alison Gosling
Paralegal
Farhad Islam
Partner
Jenny Powell
Legal Assistant
Stuart Tyler
Solicitor
Alison Gosling
Paralegal
Farhad Islam
Partner
Jenny Powell
Legal Assistant
Stuart Tyler
Solicitor

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