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Can't fault my experience in any way. Brilliant advice / available at short notice for any questions and most importantly swiftly achieved the desired result. Found Austin Kemp after feeling HCB Solicitors were not acting in my best interests and I was correct on all fronts - even including having an appreciation for the fact Divorce is already emotional situation. Also, rather than have to query every suggested next step and be charged for the pleasure; As I'd done a little research of my own and was able to challenge their advice - however we pay Solicitors for their expertise and need to put our trust in them. Austin Kemp thankfully achieved that for me during our first conversation I was already reassured they understood what I wanted and how best to achieve it. Resulting in 7-8 months less work and no court appearances as I had been previously advised by HCB. I THANK YOU DEARLY AUSTIN KEMP. I can start my life again earlier and with a healthier bank balance because of you!!!
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Austin Kemp provides a pragmatic and honest approach to the individual's journey through Family Law issues. They demonstrate a willingness and capacity to respond to challenging and unpredictable circumstances. The professional, yet personal, service is naturally client centred, but with a realistic and informed view of children's needs. And it has been heartening to have such a caring team walk beside me in the long journey.
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I can honestly say that I am more than satisfied with the management of my case and of my then state of mind. I highly recommend this firm. Thank you.
Amandeep Kooner was not prepared to be swayed from a path of professionalism to accommodate my anxiety and frustration. He would not succumb to taking instructions tit for tat response. He ensured at all times that the response he gave reflected a dignified client with a pleasant demeanour. In so doing he demonstrated his commitment to protect and secure my interests and dignity off which I am most grateful.
Although he has a dual approached role which is business and a duty of care, Amandeep Kooner showed concerns for the level of expenditure that I had already put out with no resolve. His team contained the work to the minimum and produced the maximum results. My case was quickly progressed without compromising compassion and understanding.
Very professional service! Explained everything they were doing for my case every step of the way and really helped me to understand how we would proceed. Thank you!
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We take a closer look at how financial disclosure works and what could happen if full and frank disclosure does not occur.
Financial disclosure is when you give a full account of your financial situation to your spouse, together with supporting documents.
It should include both matrimonial assets (ones that you have build up/acquired during your marriage) and non-matrimonial assets.
Disclosure normally takes place through a ‘Form E’.
A Form E is a 26-page document which is designed to provide a comprehensive view of each spouse’s financial circumstances.
If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement about your financial settlement, this is the form that you will be required to complete when you apply to the courts to ask a judge to decide your financial settlement for you.
In reality, this form is often used to build up a picture of each spouse’s financial situation, even when neither party has any intention of going to court, as it provides the information required to begin negotiations.
As well as the form itself, it will be necessary to provide evidence supporting the claims you have made. This could include everything from property valuations to payslips and bank statements.
After the Form Es have been exchanged, there is the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the information provided on your spouse’s form.
This is also the time to bring up any issues. You may think, for example, your spouse has missed something off their form or you could suspect they are not being completely honest about their assets.
In some instances, expert reports may be required to clarify issues.
If, after the financial settlement has been agreed, it is discovered that one spouse lied or failed to reveal something (mistakenly or on purpose), the settlement may be reopened.
In addition, if one party is found to have failed to have complied with court orders regarding disclosure, this may be contempt of court and could be punishable with, for example, an order to pay the costs of the other party. It could even result in a prison sentence.
Full and frank financial disclosure is a vital part of the divorce process. Without it, it would be impossible to make sure that the financial settlement upon divorce was reasonable and fair.
Being dishonest about your financial situation or failing to provide information about some of your assets, could cost a great deal of both time and money further down the line.
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