Helping you settle your finances in divorce

‘Our specialist lawyers can help you receive what you’re entitled to in a divorce’

If you’re going through a divorce, whether you’re a parent at home with a young child, a company director in a family business or have a less complicated situation, your dilemma is still the same: how will the divorce affect me financially? In divorce, division of assets can be a stressful process but our practical legal advice can help.

Tailored advice for divorce division of assets

There are many different areas to think about when separating your finances in divorce. Our experienced team can help you through this difficult time with their specialist advice on divorce division of assets. Some of the issues to consider are:

  • Settling finances and financial disputes
    Faced with relationship breakdown most people feel powerless to resolve the problems it causes. How do you secure a fair financial settlement? Find out more.
  • Maintenance payments
    We’ll invest the time to understand your unique personal circumstances so that together we can explore the best strategy to find a solution that fits your needs. Find out more about maintenance payments.
  • Family home in divorce
    The family home is such an important part of your life together, but what happens to this in divorce? We can help you find the best solution for your family’s needs. Find out more.
  • Pensions in divorce
    Your pension could well be the most valuable asset in your marriage. We work closely with pension actuaries to make sure you receive what you deserve in the final pension split so you can start to plan your future life. Find out more about pensions in divorce.

You can also find further information about separating your finances in divorce in our factsheets:


Our credentials

What the team is known for: Highly experienced at taking on financial remedy cases. Focuses on settling issues through collaboration or mediation where possible, and through litigation if necessary. Active representing guardians in public law care proceedings. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are highly skilled and committed professionals who work incredibly hard and diligently for their clients.” “They provided an excellent service in a very straightforward and non-technical way.” Notable practitioners: Richard Ellis (Band 2) enjoys a strong reputation for his public children expertise, and is also skilled at taking on matrimonial finance cases. He is hailed by one commentator as “phenomenally good and a great advocate.” Sharon MacDonald (Band 3) frequently represents high net worth clients on alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as mediation and collaborative law, associated with complicated finance matters. One client reports: “She was very thorough – all the paperwork was correct down to the minutest detail. She obtained a wonderful result for me.” Jon Toogood (Eminent Practitioner) handles matrimonial finance issues in the context of divorce cases, and is a skilled arbitrator and collaborative lawyer. One client praises his “excellent technical knowledge, very good commercial awareness and very good bedside manner.” Katherine Lauder is a Recognised Practitioner.” Chambers 2017 South West

“What the team is known for: Well-known team in the Oxford market, with substantial experience in divorce and financial remedy matters involving complex assets. Also advises on public law children cases, including those involving allegations of non-accidental injury. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “A really good outfit, and universally likeable.” Notable practitioners: Mark Phillips (Band 3) is experienced advising in divorce and financial remedy matters, especially those involving complex assets such as pensions and business interests. One source says of him: “He is very intellectually able, and has a pleasant, persuasive way about him.” Head of the Oxfordshire family team Simon Bassett (Band 3) is particularly active in matrimonial finance cases. One source reports: “I’ve been really impressed with his ability to think creatively around the financial cases, and to look for solutions that aren’t obvious.”” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds

“Royds Withy King is ‘one of Bath’s leading family law firms’ for collaborative law and mediation, and department head Richard Ellis has ‘a fantastic reputation’ in care proceedings. Also recommended are Sharon MacDonald and Jon Toogood, and newly promoted senior associates Katherine Lauder and Rebecca Stevens.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“Royds Withy King’s group is led by Simon Bassett who is ‘a consistent high performer, particularly in matrimonial finance’. The ‘efficient and committed’ Anne Davies specialises in child-related work” Legal 500 2016 South East


Contact us to find out more about how our divorce solicitors can help you sort out your finances in divorce

At a very difficult and stressful time, Sharon quickly made me feel at ease with her knowledge, reassurance and friendly, proactive outlook. I would have easily been persuaded to continue an impossible and damaging situation if it had not been for her help, advice and constant support.
Mandy McEvoy

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