Stowe Family Law’s Kent team of highly experienced family lawyers helping clients across Kent to navigate family law matters including divorce settlements, division of assets, and freezing orders.
Led by Managing Partner Sebastian Burrows, our Sevenoaks team take a professional and compassionate approach to client cases and are determined to ensure clients benefit from the best possible legal advice and representation.
Clients across Kent can trust in Stowe’s family solicitors to provide clarity and reassurance, whether they are looking to reach a financial resolution during divorce or make arrangements for children.
Reaching a divorce settlement
Our family lawyers are adept at dealing with divorce settlements in high-net-worth divorce cases for clients across Kent.
Typically our family law team starts with direct negotiations between couples, before considering other approaches for achieving financial settlements such as solicitor negotiations, mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, and in a very small number of cases when agreements cannot be reached, the family court.
Our family lawyers take into account all marital assets, including debts and loans, businesses, property, pension plans, and savings and investments, among other things, to provide a just divorce settlement.
Our family law team works with clients to legally record the agreement and obtain a clean break order once all assets have been disclosed and taken into account to avoid an unforeseen financial claim at a later time.
Division of assets
Our divorce lawyers can help clients to achieve a just division of assets based on their unique circumstances, with the aim of meeting the specific needs of each party.
The division of assets will be calculated based on a number of criteria, including whether assets are of a non-matrimonial origin or not. For example, money that was inherited or accrued either prior to marriage or after a divorce final order was issued. The aim of dividing financial assets is with the aim of meeting the specific needs of each party.
Whether your agreement is reached by direct discussion with your former-spouse, mediation or via lawyer negotiation, the agreement must be made formal. Our divorce lawyers in Sevenoaks can draft a financial consent order to make the division of assets legally binding.
Securing freezing orders for clients
When clients believe their ex-partner is concealing or preparing to sell financial assets, our family lawyers can support them through applying to the family courts for a freezing order, also known as freezing injunctions.
Our Sevenoaks team has helped clients in Kent to evidence the risk to assets by gathering the necessary documentation, before successfully obtaining freezing orders to protect our client's interests.
A family court-ordered freezing order prohibits the other party from selling, hiding, or transferring assets prior to a specified date, which usually coincides with the timescales needed for the divorce financial settlement to be completed.
Get in touch with Stowe Family Law Sevenoaks today
Stowe Family Law is the largest specialist family law firm in the UK.
The Sevenoaks office in Kent is one of the firm's many nationwide locations with Sebastian Burrows, Ashley Le-Core, Louise Forsyth and the rest of the team offering first-rate legal support to individuals and families dealing with family law matters such as financial resolutions resulting from divorce, such as division of assets, consent orders and freezing orders.
Whether you are looking for a family lawyer to begin your divorce proceedings, or a family solicitor who can support you with divorce finances, the team at Stowe Family Law's Sevenoaks office can help you. Contact our Sevenoaks team today on 01732 498087.
Seb represents clients in all aspects of family law and is well versed in handling complex and high-net-worth cases often with an international element. He is described in the Legal 500 as practical, realistic and personable’, ‘pragmatic and sensitive’ and ‘excellent, intelligent and thoughtful’.