Family Finance

Enforcement of Financial Orders on Divorce

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Enforcement of Financial Orders on Divorce

In the majority of cases once a court has made a financial Order on divorce the party whom it was made against will most often comply. Sometimes they will not – care and prompt advice is necessary.

There may be difficulties in enforcing maintenance Orders once arrears of more than twelve months has accrued. The general rule is that arrears accrued more than twelve months before an enforcement application is issued may be “written off”. An application to enforce will sometimes trigger an application to vary.

In the case of Orders for payments of capital over £5,000.00 you might be entitled to claim interest on unpaid balances.

In the case of Orders for the transfer of land we can apply on your behalf to the court and ask for the Judge to sign the Transfer – if your former spouse won’t.

Other commonly used methods of enforcement include:-

  • Charging Order – asking the court to attach a Charge against land.
  • Third Party Debt Order – asking the court to seize money – usually in a bank account.
  • Attachment of Earnings – asking the court to deduct money from the payer’s salary – commonly used in maintenance cases.
  • Warrants of Possession/or execution – asking the Court Bailiff either to seize goods or to secure possession of premises.

We have experience of dealing with enforcement in England of financial Orders made on divorce or divorce abroad.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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