When the Court is asked to deal with financial matters, the starting point is that the parties have to disclose full details of their assets, property, money and income. First and foremost consideration will be given to any childrens needs. After that the Court looks at what is fair in all the circumstances when it comes to needs of the parties. In practical terms this means considering:
- The age of the parties;
- Whether either has any health issues;
- How long was the marriage/civil partnership?
- What was each person earning? How much could they earn in the future?
- Who will look after the children?
- Should one party maintain the other? How long for?
Getting the right financial deal for you shouldn’t be left down to chance. If you require assistance with any aspect of resolving finances after the end of your relationship, please contact us today.
A Prohibited Steps Order means that a person must have the court’s permission before doing something, eg the Court might decide to prevent a child from travelling abroad if they fear the child will not return.
When you apply to the Court for either a Specific Issue Order or Prohibited Steps Order, the child’s welfare is the Courts first consideration. The court needs to be sure that making an order is better for the child than making no order at all.
Should you wish to make a Specific Issue Order application or Prohibited Steps Order Application then our team can help either with the paperwork or in addition attendance at Court.