Disputes are a fact of life. With the right approach, the majority of conflicts can be resolved without lengthy – or costly – court involvement. Where resolution isn’t an option, we will fight your corner with strength and tenacity.

Following the breakdown of your marriage you will need to address how to divide the family wealth. A number of factors are taken into account when considering what would be an appropriate financial settlement and how your respective income and capital needs will be met in the future.

We will guide and support you every step of the way in achieving a fair settlement and ensuring your financial interests are protected and provide you with financial security for your future.

We have particular expertise in dealing with cases involving complex business structures, inherited wealth, farming assets, trusts and pension interests, to include Armed Forces pension interests.

How are the finances resolved?

We will work with you to decide on how best to achieve a financial settlement with your spouse and, in turn, the best outcome for you and your family. We have a wealth of experience in all options available to achieve this to include mediation , the collaborative  approach, round table meetings, arbitration, or, as a last resort, going to court and will tailor our approach to what will work best for you.

If going to court is the only option for you, then you are in safe hands. We are renowned for our experience in litigation in financial remedy proceedings. We will ensure your case is presented in the best way to ensure the right outcome for you.

We have excellent relationships with leading barristers and experts and can engage with the best team to support you both in and out of court.

What if my spouse is hiding assets?

At the beginning of the process you and your spouse must provide full and frank financial disclosure. Only then will you be able to make an informed decision as to what will be an appropriate financial settlement.

If your spouse does not co-operate then we will seek the assistance of the court to compel them to do so. We have significant experience in unravelling complex asset structures and discovering hidden assets.

What if my spouse seeks to dispose of our assets?

Urgent legal action can be taken to protect your assets. We will be able to advise and represent you in ensuring your assets both now and in the future are protected.

 Why use Trethowans?

Our Family law solicitors are experts in the field of matrimonial finance. We have a wealth of experience throughout our team and are committed to providing you with the right support and expert guidance every step of the way.

We are  listed in The Times as one of 50 Best Law Firms in England & Wales  2023 for Family Law.

‘Trethowans are the “go to” family firm in the area. They give their clients practical solutions in difficult situations  Matters are always well prepared and their service is excellent.’ – Legal 500 2023


“Trethowans is a prominent firm with a robust matrimonial finance and children practice….It has extensive knowledge of property and pension assets as well as inherited wealth in the context of divorce and separation” – Chambers and Partners 2023

We offer a free initial consultation to help you consider your options without obligation.  If you need to expert advice, please contact our team today.

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