Divorce and Finances


Separation can be one of the most difficult and stressful times to face, particularly when there are children involved and financial matters to address. Dealing with all of the issues that arise from a separation can often seem like a daunting prospect and may be particularly overwhelming for some people. However our team of compassionate and professional solicitors will take a sympathetic approach and are here to support and guide you through this difficult time.

There is a common misconception that solicitors will unnecessarily complicate a separation and that the costs will often be excessive. However at GGP Law we take a conciliatory approach to our cases to ensure that separation is dealt with as amicably as possible to minimise any hostility and stress. Furthermore we offer a fixed fee package for an uncontested divorce so the cost is clear from the outset with no hidden fees. This can provide peace of mind and certainty that fees will not escalate at what is already a difficult time. We are also able to provide legal aid services where certain eligibility criteria are met.

We also provide advice and assistance on the dissolution of a Civil Partnership.

Often people will have an idea of how they want to divide their assets upon separation and we always encourage people to take an amicable approach and agree matters between them wherever possible. However it also very important to receive legal advice from a qualified solicitor on any agreement reached to ensure that all factors have been taken into consideration and any agreement reached is fair.

Our experienced team of qualified solicitors can assist you by providing legal advice on any potential agreement relating to the division of the assets. If you are not ready to proceed with a divorce or dissolution at this time but would like to address financial matters, we can prepare a formal Separation Deed or Agreement to record any agreement as to how the assets and other financial matters will be dealt with post separation, minimising the potential for any dispute in the future.

If you are unable to reach an agreement as to how the finances should be divided or you simply have no idea where to start, we can provide practical and pragmatic advice as to the options available and offer solutions that minimise the impact of the separation upon the family home, businesses and pensions. Our specialist solicitors will negotiate on your behalf in a civilised and professional manner whilst striving to obtain the best settlement for you. We also encourage and advocate the use of mediation services to assist parties in coming to an amicable agreement between them wherever possible. We will always try to avoid court proceedings however sometimes this becomes inevitable. In those circumstances our experienced advocates will provide you with the highest representation at court to achieve the best outcome for you.

For more information please contact one of our Family Law team either at Aberdare on 01685 871133, Merthyr Tydfil on 01685 371153 or Blackwood on 01495 222214, or e-mail us at family@ggplaw.co.uk