Financial Issues

Here at Butcher and Barlow we are able to advise on all financial issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage, the breakdown of a civil partnership, or the breakdown of a relationship where you have not been married.  Our Family Law team has the expertise to deal with all ranges of financial matters. We have experience in dealing with instructions where there are few assets, to high net worth cases where there are substantial assets.

We will initially advise you on the process for dealing with financial matters and see whether it is possible to reach an agreement without issuing court proceedings.  We will also advise you on the option of attending mediation to assist you in reaching an agreement.

In some cases, court proceedings are necessary and we are able to advise and assist you throughout the court process.  We recognise that court proceedings can be stressful and we aim to conduct any court proceedings in the least stressful and most cost effective way possible.

The issues that may be considered in relation to financial matters include:

  • obtaining disclosure of a parties’ financial position;
  • the sharing of pensions;
  • the division of savings and other capital;
  • the sale or transfer of ownership of properties; and
  • claims for maintenance and lump sum payments.

The Family Law Team

Meet our experienced team of family law experts.

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Rachel Cryan


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Kevan Hankinson

Bury - Family Department

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Angela Gleave


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Abigail Cooper


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Helen Oakes

Frodsham, Runcorn

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Laura Simmonds


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David Sykes

Bury - Family Department

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Rachael Pyke

Bury - Family Department

Katy Morgan

Bury - Family Department

What our clients say

My most sincere thanks [Nicola] for staying with me and the settlement given. The satisfactory result was achieved by your determination to reach this end and by your skills and perseverance. Without your professional approach this would not have happened.

Susan Splain

I would like to take this opportunity to make known my gratitude for your support at court yesterday, your presence and knowledge made a very difficult day much easier…



Thank you for everything you have done. Without you, this would not have been sorted.



I want to thank you [Caroline] for all your work on my behalf over the last two years, you certainly kept me going through the difficult times and could even make me laugh about Peter’s antics. I am very grateful.


This process has been distressing from the start and I was beginning to think this time would never come, so for my ex-husband to agree to the original terms is a complete relief and blessing for me and feels somewhat surreal. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Caroline. for everything that you have done for my daughter and myself, it is very much appreciated.

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