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Funding Your Divorce: What Are The Options?

bannerjones solicitors Funding your divorce: What are the options? £) There are various sources of funding available to both parties during the divorce process and it is essential that you make a decision on funding at the earliest opportunity. Within this guide we have highlighted a few different funding possibilities this should allow you to make informed decisions on one that will work for you. With our fixed fee divorce packages starting at just £350 + VAT, it might not be as much as you think. Your own resources You may be able to support the funding for the divorce with your own resources. Savings: If you have access to a savings account, this can be a simple and effective way to support your divorce proceedings. As a way of accessing money quickly, this can help speed up your divorce proceedings. Income: If your income exceeds your outgoings, you may wish to use the left-over cash to fund your divorce. It may be that you have to cut down on your outgoings and budget more carefully in order to have extra money available to put towards your legal fees. Disposing of your assets: If you are considering disposing of any assets to help with funding then we would advise you to speak with one of our specialist family solicitors as this could be seen by the court as an attempt to put assets beyond the reach of your spouse. Soft loans from family or friends: If your friends or family were in a position to offer you a loan, this would be classified as a soft loan and is often treated as a gift. Soft loans are not obliged to be paid back by the individual. A soft loan is usually interest free and has no fixed date to be paid back. The option of a soft loan may be appealing for individuals who have a poor credit rating and may struggle to secure any formal borrowings. From a third party source Credit Card: Depending on the cost of your divorce you may wish to use a credit card, low interest rates may be available on a short term basis. You should consider this carefully as low interest rates can quickly revert to higher interest rates. A personal loan: A personal loan can be obtained from a high street bank; rates will be dependent upon the circumstances. The loan will be for a fixed period. Availability for a personal loan is highly dependent upon the individual's ability to repay on a capital and interest basis from surplus income or other capital. Maintenance during the court proceedings Sometimes known as interim maintenance, this is A partner must be able to demonstrate to the court that there is a shortage in their monthly earnings where one spouse applies to the court for maintenance from the other party whilst court proceedings are that can be made up by their opposing partner ongoing. In order for a spouse to apply for maintenance, making monthly maintenance payments. a divorce and financial relief must have been issued. Insurance We would recommend that you look over your current Legal insurance is often sold as an added extra, insurance documents as you should not overlook the however; it would be worth reviewing your insurance possibility that the cost of defending any legal cover to double check. proceedings is covered by an existing insurance policy. Litigation Loans A litigation loan is a formal loan put in place by the bank in order to help fund the proceedings. At the conclusion of the case, the lender will be responsible for the loan as they would a personal loan Qualification for a loan will be dependent upon the or overdraft. The liability of the loan is also taken lenders criteria and can be assessed upon an individual's into account as part of any settlement. financial position during the court process. Pay at the conclusion of your case You may be able to agree with your solicitor to pay If you choose this option, costs will need to costs at the end of the process, this only applies if be carefully monitored to ensure that they can there is capital to be distributed between both parties be met from the eventual settlement. which is not accessible until the end of the case. Public Funding Legal Aid is still available for certain types of family matters. We would advise you to speak with a specialist family solicitor who will be able to inform you if you qualify for legal aid assistance. If your relationship has broken down, we would recommend you to discuss your FRE options and possible funding with a specialist family divorce solicitor who will be able to put your mind at ease during this uncertain time. We can offer you a FREE Assessment Information Meeting or an AIM which will identify all of the AIM options available to you. hformation Why Choose Banner Jones? 96% The resolution LEGAL 135 500 YEARS ***** specialist We have an independent Ranked in 96% of our Variety of specialist lawyers the Legal 500 Over 135 clients would 5 Regional offices for services years of Resolution mediation recommend to Family Law experience accredited service us to a friend If you are considering getting a divorce contact one of our expert solicitors who will give you specialist advice on the divorce process: Phone: 0333 200 2300 Web: Join our Social Networks bannerjones in You Tube 8* solicitors 15sessment Meeting

Funding Your Divorce: What Are The Options?

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If you're thinking about a divorce but you aren't sure how you'll cover the legal costs, have a look at some of the ideas on our infographic to help you through.


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