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Financial Issues

What Happens If Our House Value Changes During Divorce?

Date: August 12th, 2020 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Whether you are attempting to negotiate a financial settlement voluntarily or you are embarking on legal proceedings to secure a divorce settlement, there’ll always be a degree of uncertainty about the final outcome. Experienced family law solicitors can minimise the element of risk by analysing previous judicial reasoning, applying it to your situation and… Read the full article

Asset Sharing And Divorce: How Far Do Courts Go?

Date: September 22nd, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Judges have a wide discretion to decide how to divide assets on divorce. This can inject a degree of unpredictability into disputed financial settlement cases. Where there are high value assets at stake the repercussions can be significant. This is one reason why we try to help our clients agree financial settlements. But if… Read the full article

Pension Sharing: Timing is Everything

Date: September 14th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  If the transferor of a Pension Sharing Order unexpectedly dies around the time of the divorce then the timing of the Decree Absolute will become critical. Whether the survivor receives the pension share or absolutely nothing depends on it. It is common practice to apply for the Decree Absolute once the Court has approved… Read the full article

Financial settlements: equal sharing is not automatic

Date: September 11th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A recent case involving a fairly short, childless marriage and dual incomes has established that equal sharing is not automatic. The Judgment of Lord Justice McFarlane in Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 considers why the application of the concept of unilateral assets would justify departure from equality in a short, childless marriage… Read the full article

Changing Financial Orders

Date: August 30th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The benefits of finality in family law decisions and financial settlements following divorce are clear. We have previously discussed clean break settlements. Perhaps more than in any other branch of law the idea of certainty is important. It helps estranged spouses and their children move on with their lives. So what happens if one… Read the full article

What Is A Freezing Order?

Date: August 23rd, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  It is a type of injunction, and it does what it says. It ‘freezes’ assets so the owner cannot sell, use in a way that would undermine their value or otherwise dispose of them for a certain period of time.  These orders are extreme because they prevent individuals from using their property freely. Although… Read the full article

What Is Financial Disclosure In Divorce?

Date: July 4th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Divorce does not just mark the end of an emotional and personal relationship. It also means splitting the marital finances in a fair and reasonable way. This means taking account of the changed circumstances and having regard to the needs and obligations of each party. The only way to reach a legally watertight agreement… Read the full article

What Is The The Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing (FDR)?

Date: June 23rd, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  WHAT IS AN FDR? When one side applies for a financial order in divorce proceedings the application initiates a clearly defined timetable. The FDR is the second hearing in the process. With the emphasis on negotiation, the FDR is designed to focus minds on outstanding financial matters.  Often it provides an indispensable stepping-stone towards… Read the full article

Sharland And Gohil Revisited – What Happens When One Spouse Hides Assets

Date: December 21st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A year has passed since two women, Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil won the right in the Supreme Court to have their divorce settlements reopened. Both discovered their husbands had misrepresented their position at the time of the original financial agreements. You can read a summary of the cases here. We are often involved… Read the full article

Dividing Your Foreign Pension – Why English Courts Won’t Order A Split

Date: December 14th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Pensions have a crucial impact on negotiations for financial settlements on divorce. Stock market volatility and the well-publicised underfunding of global pension schemes mean the value of a pension can change rapidly. Overseas pensions can add further complexity. All of this makes assessment of pensions for divorce settlements difficult. Why Treat Foreign Pensions Differently… Read the full article


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Joanne Chidwick 09/11/2020

I wanted to send a deeply personal thank you to Henry & the team at Brookman’s who have helped me through a very difficult time in my life. They have given me a truly personalised service & been incredibly sympathetic and supportive all the way through the process. I cannot thank them enough & would not hesitate in recommending them to others.

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Mr Brookman was very thorough, professional and spot on. He understood my requirements, the complexities of the case and has dealt with it superbly. I'm very pleased with the service provided. Thanks very much.

Mohamed Ashraf Rashid 16/09/2020

Divorce is not very easy and sometimes one doesn't know what to do but when you have the right people dealing with the matter than it makes it easier.

I was recommended to Henry and initially I was hesitant to use a lawyer for my divorce matter purely because of the costs but in certain circumstances, it is better to go for it. It may seem costly but one doesn't have a choice.

The initial appt gives one an opportunity to hear the lawyer out and then to ask questions relevant to one's case.

The service was great - Thank you

Yesima Hamid 04/09/2020

I want to highly commend Brookman Solicitors firm. I had the privilege of getting very thorough and sensible advice from their solicitor Jennifer Douglas. I don't have enough praise for her. She made me feel at ease and 'got me' and understood very well all the issues and her advice was on point. I felt she had my interest at heart in all the different matters. She was very accommodating and willing. She truly made a difference. She has great insight and I truly recommend her and the firm. They are very professional with the human touch.

Roohie Mahajan 16/08/2020

I am so happy that I hired their services. I am from India and it was my international divorce case. My ex husband is in the UK. I had a free telephone conversation with Henry Brookman and I was so satisfied that without even meeting him I was so confident. My case was handled in the best way possible.

He is probably the one of the best lawyers in the world. He is extremely competent, professional, intelligent and empathetic. The only lawyer who genuinely work to help you rather than making money. He is a very experienced lawyer and he saved me so much money. He is so calm and kind towards his approach. He is the most genuine person I have come across.

I just came to London once to attend my hearing. My husband and his solicitors made it so complicated. My ex husband has to spend double the amount of legal fees than me. This is the difference between hiring a good experienced lawyer. Their fees might be expensive but good lawyer will make you save money at the end. Finally at the end I won the case and my husband has to pay all my legal fees without me travelling to the UK. I will always be eternally grateful to Henry Brookman and Brookman Solicitors. I am falling short of words to praise them.

I highly recommend their services. Keep up the good work.