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Applications for financial settlements in divorce

For most people the division of matrimonial assets is the most significant part of the whole divorce process. The outcome can have a major impact on your future.

The ‘final order’ secured at the end of the process can rarely be revisited. It is important to secure the best tactical and legal advice, at the outset, to achieve the best outcome, from a financial, practical and holistic viewpoint.

Our team can provide that and ensure you remain focused on the outcome. We have the contacts you need – the best barristers, accountants and experts on pensions in divorce. We can help to secure a settlement through solicitor negotiation, or collaborative resolution outside the court process. We are equally able to deal with proceedings in court, or in alternative dispute resolution procedure, such as a private financial dispute resolution appointment.

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Led by the highly experienced Beverley Morris, our Family Law team is committed to putting our clients first. Personal service and taking responsibility are essential elements of Lodders’ overall client care, together with offering a confidential and discreet service.

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Meet Lodders’ Family Law specialists:

Beverley Morris, Family Lawyer, in Birmingham

Beverley Morris


Head of Lodders' Family law team

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Caroline Dresden, Lodders Solicitors, Family Matriominal, Stratford upon Avon

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Legal Director

Family law expert and collaborative lawyer

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Vivienne Middleton


Family law specialist

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Baldish Khatkar, Lodders Solicitors, Family Law Lawyer, Birmingham

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Senior Associate

Family law solicitor

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Questions answered

Not sure that this is the service for you? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

An application for financial orders is where an individual asks a court to make a financial order.

This service is applied when someone has started their divorce paperwork or are ending their civil partnership.

The division of financial arrangements on divorce is dealt with by the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, which enables the Court to make far-reaching Orders in relation to the income and assets of divorcing couples.

The court can order maintenance on an interim basis as soon as the divorce petition is issued, can transfer money, investments and property from one party to another, and can divide up pensions between divorcing spouses.

In deciding on a fair and equitable division of assets, the Court has to consider a number of factors, to include the age and health of the parties, the length of the marriage and any prior cohabitation, their foreseeable needs and those of any minor children of the family, amongst various other matters.

Lodders offer advice in relation to this very significant element of divorce. The final order in relation to financial settlement can rarely be revisited, it is important to work with a solicitor who you trust and who you feel can offer you a supportive and efficient service. Lodders’ expert family solicitors aim to achieve the best result possible for your future.

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