Family Finance

Our family law team is able to advise and assist in all matters relating to divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, or separation following a cohabiting relationship. Our talented and experienced team has developed a reputation not only for its handling of cases involving high net worth assets but also its creative abilities and practical approach to resolving financial disputes when dealing with cases where the assets available to meet the needs of the parties are limited.

The family law team at East Anglian Chambers handle many divorce and finance cases, with special expertise in matters involving:

  • Farming and business assets
  • Trusts
  • Inherited assets
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Welfare benefits
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Concealment of assets
  • Injunctions and freezing orders
  • Civil partnerships
  • Army pensions
  • Legal costs orders
  • Contested divorces
  • Appeals

The team also has a wealth of experience in advising and representing clients involved in situations where there is acrimonious co-ownership of land when the co-owners are not married or in a civil partnership. These matters are dealt with under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“ToLATA”) and are often the consequence of relationship breakdown between partners or family members. This type of dispute arises in a number of different forms including:

  • where joint owners of land are arguing about the size of their respective beneficial shares
  • where one person claims an interest in a property held in the other’s sole name, but which they may have occupied together for years; or
  • where a third party, often a family member, claims a beneficial interest by proprietary estoppel or by way of constructive trust.

We can also offer advice and assistance in other related matters such as:

  • Inheritance claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Applications for financial orders in respect of children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
  • Child support/maintenance under the Child Support Act 1991

Please call us now on 01473 214481 and speak to a member of our Clerking Team for further advice and assistance on your Family Finance issue or any other family law matter.