Division of Assets and Maintenance

Division of assets and maintenance

The ancillary issues of division of assets as well as maintenance for the wife and the children of the marriage will have to be resolved whenever divorce proceedings arise. We have represented clients from all walks of life in resolving these financial matters on their behalf. Our work ranges from advising the client, drafting the necessary court documents as well as attending court hearings on behalf of the client. Very often, our work also entails negotiating with the opposing party to reach an amicable financial settlement. No matter the size of the claim or the nature of the dispute, we are committed to reaching the best possible outcomes for our clients.

 

We also act for clients in maintenance summons applications for spousal maintenance.

 

Decision criteria

to come to a division of assets are manifold and include:

 

  • the income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each of the spouses concerned has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future
  • the financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the spouses had or is likely to have in the foreseeable future (whether in the case of the remarriage of the spouse or otherwise)
  • the standard of living enjoyed by the family concerned before the proceedings were instituted or before the spouses separated, as the case may be
  • the age of each of the spouses and the length of time during which the spouses lived together
  • the physical or mental disability of either of the spouses
  • the contributions which each of the spouses has made or is likely in the foreseeable future to make to the welfare of the family, including any contribution made by them to the income, earning capacity, property and financial resources of the other spouse and any contribution made by either of them by looking after the home or caring for the family
  • any income or benefits to which either spouse is entitled by or under statute
  • the conduct of each of the spouses if that conduct is such that in the opinion of the court it would in all the circumstances of the case be unjust to disregard it
  • the accommodation needs of either of the spouses
  • the rights of any other person other than the spouses but including a person to whom either spouse is married
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Division of assets and maintenance

The ancillary issues of division of assets as well as maintenance for the wife and the children of the marriage will have to be resolved whenever divorce proceedings arise. We have represented clients from all walks of life in resolving these financial matters on their behalf. Our work ranges from advising the client, drafting the necessary court documents as well as attending court hearings on behalf of the client. Very often, our work also entails negotiating with the opposing party to reach an amicable financial settlement. No matter the size of the claim or the nature of the dispute, we are committed to reaching the best possible outcomes for our clients.

 

We also act for clients in maintenance summons applications for spousal maintenance.

 

Decision criteria

to come to a division of assets are manifold and include:

 

  • the income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each of the spouses concerned has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future
  • the financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the spouses had or is likely to have in the foreseeable future (whether in the case of the remarriage of the spouse or otherwise)
  • the standard of living enjoyed by the family concerned before the proceedings were instituted or before the spouses separated, as the case may be
  • the age of each of the spouses and the length of time during which the spouses lived together
  • the physical or mental disability of either of the spouses
  • the contributions which each of the spouses has made or is likely in the foreseeable future to make to the welfare of the family, including any contribution made by them to the income, earning capacity, property and financial resources of the other spouse and any contribution made by either of them by looking after the home or caring for the family
  • any income or benefits to which either spouse is entitled by or under statute
  • the conduct of each of the spouses if that conduct is such that in the opinion of the court it would in all the circumstances of the case be unjust to disregard it
  • the accommodation needs of either of the spouses
  • the rights of any other person other than the spouses but including a person to whom either spouse is married
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