Understanding Your Rights: What Is an Ex-Wife Entitled to After Divorce

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What Is an Ex-Wife Entitled to After Divorce

After a divorce, it’s crucial to understand the rights and entitlements of both parties involved. At Wildings Solicitors, we specialize in family law and are here to provide clarity on what an ex-wife may be entitled to after a divorce. Our experienced team of family law solicitors is dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complexities of divorce settlements and financial matters.

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What Is an Ex-Wife Entitled to After Divorce?

In the UK, divorce settlements aim to achieve fairness and ensure the financial well-being of both spouses, taking into account various factors. Understanding what an ex-wife may be entitled to requires a careful assessment of individual circumstances.

Factors Considered in Divorce Settlements:

  • Financial Contributions: The financial contributions of each spouse during the marriage, including income, assets, and property.

  • Needs and Responsibilities: The financial needs and responsibilities of each spouse, including housing, childcare, and ongoing living expenses.

  • Duration of Marriage: The length of the marriage and the impact it may have on the financial arrangements.

  • Non-Financial Contributions: Non-financial contributions, such as homemaking and caregiving responsibilities.

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Common Entitlements for an Ex-Wife

  • Child Maintenance: If children are involved, the primary caregiver (often the ex-wife) may receive child maintenance payments from the other spouse.

  • Spousal Maintenance: In some cases, spousal maintenance may be awarded to the ex-wife, particularly if there is a significant financial disparity between the parties.

  • Property and Asset Division: The division of marital assets and property should be fair and consider the financial circumstances of both parties.

  • Pension Sharing: In certain situations, pension assets may be shared to provide for the financial security of both spouses.

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 Wildings Solicitors is Lexcel Accredited. The Lexcel Accreditation is the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in practice management.

In situations where an amicable solution cannot be reached through negotiation, our Child Custody Solicitors will be on hand to support you through every stage of Court proceedings. Our experienced Family Law team can assist you with:

  • Expertise in family law, including divorce proceedings and the online divorce application process.

  • Personalized legal solutions tailored to your unique situation and objectives.

  • Compassionate and experienced solicitors who understand the emotional challenges of divorce.

  • A commitment to ensuring that your divorce is handled with care, whether it’s online or through traditional channels.

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Family Law matters can be delicate. Along with offering you practical support and advice throughout your matter, our Child Custody Solicitors will always go the extra mile to reduce the strain placed upon you and your loved ones.

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What works for one family may not necessarily work for you. Our Solicitors reject the one-size-fits-all approach and instead focus on coming to a solution that is specific to the circumstances of you and your family.

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Questions You Might Have

General Quesitons

Factors considered include financial contributions, needs and responsibilities, the duration of marriage, and non-financial contributions.

Child maintenance is often awarded to the primary caregiver, who may be the ex-wife, to ensure the financial well-being of the children.

Spousal maintenance may be awarded if there is a significant financial disparity between the parties, and it is deemed necessary to provide financial support to the ex-wife.

Property and asset division should be fair and consider the financial circumstances of both spouses, ensuring an equitable distribution of marital assets.

Yes, our solicitors specialise in family law, including divorce settlements. We provide expert advice and support tailored to your specific financial objectives, helping you achieve a just resolution.

Financial Related

The process for negotiating a financial settlement can be done in two ways. Firstly, if financial matters are agreed upon between both parties a finance consent order can then be drafted and filed with the court alongside the relevant paperwork.

On the other hand, if matters are not agreed upon between parties and where there is a financial dispute regarding assets and finances, it would then be recommended to go through the court process of obtaining a financial order. This process is generally quite lengthy and consists of financial hearings and full financial disclosure from both parties. Once a settlement is agreed a final order will then be granted.

If Children Involved

If you have a genuine fear that your ex-partner will not return the children back to you or the UK where they are usually resident, we will make an emergency application with the Family Courts for a Prohibited Steps Order.

Unfortunately, grandparents do not have parental rights and therefore an application needs to be made to the court initially. You will need to ask the court for permission to make an application for contact under Form C100. Our team is on hand to support you through such cases.

If you have parental responsibility, our family team can make an application to the family courts requesting a contact arrangement.

Here at Wildings, we would guide you through the process, whilst ensuring that we obtain the best and most effective result for you.

In such cases, we would initially recommend mediation. Should matters continue to not be resolved, we would then advise you on what application should be made to the court to finalise arrangements.

About Your Safety

If you are in fear for your safety or have experienced either physical, verbal, emotional, or psychological abuse, control, coercion, harassment or threatening behaviour, we are able to make an ex-parte non-molestation order to protect you from the forms of harassment above.  Should there be an occupational dispute concerning property, we are also able to make an application for an occupation order.

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