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Divorce

The legal process of ending a marriage or civil partnership can have a major emotional and financial impact on all family members. This is why we endeavour from the outset to devise a plan of action, in order minimise the impact on you.

Divorce is based upon a no fault system, but it nevertheless remains necessary to establish to the satisfaction of the court one of the five grounds set out below in support of establishing that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.

  1. Adultery.
  2. Unreasonable behaviour.
  3. Two years separation with the consent of the other spouse.
  4. Five years separation.
  5. Desertion.
Petitioner Or Respondent?

Sometimes people worry about whether they should be the Petitioner or Respondent within the divorce process. It is generally inadvisable to spend time and money debating with your spouse, or Solicitor, as to which particular role should be adopted by either party.

Assuming you have reached the conclusion that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, it is often better to regard the divorce process itself as a means to an end, and as a vehicle to deal with all the important issues flowing from the marriage breakdown, like the financial proposals for settlement and the arrangements for the children.

We offer a free, no obligation discussion with one of our specialist family lawyers so that we can talk through all of the options available to you.

Simply call us on 020 3875 3838 or complete a Free Online Enquiry today to find out more.

Complex Financial Case Settled By AY Solicitors

Our client dis-instructed her city solicitors and she came to us for help based on a recommendation.

This was a complex financial case, with the gross value of the assets in the divorce exceeding £40 million, which was predominately held in a number of privately owned property companies in the UK and abroad.

We were successful in settling prior to the trial, thereby saving our client significant legal costs, as well as achieving her a favourable result.

Clean Break – Case Study

Our client was an extremely high earner and his wife was seeking a spousal maintenance order or an unequivocal capital split. The assets were valued for millions.

At trial, Shafqat Shabir from AY Solicitors successfully argued for a clean break and equal capital split.

Foreign/Hidden Assets – Case Study

Our client is a British businessman based in Cyprus. He had an acrimonious breakdown with his wife, and their assets were spread over the UK, Cyprus, Russia, Turkey and Dubai.

Significant non-disclosure issues existed, including a hidden bank account containing half a million pounds and possible hidden properties abroad.

We successfully pressured a settlement during the proceedings in the terms we had proposed at the outset.

Dissipation/Non-disclosure Case Study

Our client sufferered severe abuse during the course of her very long marriage.

Her husband had dissipated and hidden assets worth millions.

We successfully located the assets and evidence of the dissipated assets, ensuring that our client received her fair share. Shafqat Shabir from AY Solicitors conducted the case from start to finish, this included representing our client at court.

Settlement Negotiated And Upheld – Case Study

In this financial settlement, we managed to reach an agreement with our client’s wife’s legal team. However, before this agreement could be sealed, his wife attempted to renege on the agreement.

We proceeded to the court to determine with this was an Xydhias agreement (settlement reached) and were successful. Shafqat Shabir from AY Solicitors represented our client at court.

Foreign Assets/Cross-Jurisdictional Proceedings – Case Study

Our client became increasingly frustrated with his previous solicitors due to their failure to grapple with the complexities of the case and, therefore, lack of progress and requested us for help.

Our client and his wife had accumulated assets worth millions of pounds in the UK and Brazil.

The parties had parallel matrimonial litigation in the UK and Brazil, and we effectively negotiated a favourable global settlement on behalf of our client.

Financial Proceedings – Delayed Financial Relief Claim/ Failure to disclose – Case Study

Our client’s wife started financial proceedings decades after the divorce (Decree Absolute). At the time of separation/divorce, both parties were penniless and living in council housing. After the divorce, our client created a multi-million-pound business and real estate.

Complex proceedings lasted nearly 4 years; this included the preliminary issues, i.e., his wife’s claims that she helped create the business, which the court rejected after considering the meticulous and comprehensive case we built.

After the court had made a final order, we re-instated the proceedings, as we had located hidden assets of his wife. She was severely penalised for this., including a six-figure legal cost penalty.

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Call us now on 020 3875 3838 or complete a Free Online Enquiry today to find out more.

Hamid Malik

I usually don’t write reviews, but was compelled to recognise the exceptional level of service I experienced with A Y Solicitors. They turned an almost impossible case into a flying victory; with a personalised level of service which made me feel like I was their only client. The constant advice, personalised care, and an impeccable attention to detail has convinced me that they’re the best firm in the London area.

Hamid Malik

Ray Watson

I called this Law Firm to get some advice about a possible case. The gentleman who answered the phone was very polite and took my details and said he will ask a solicitor to call me back. Whinin 5 mins I recieved the call and was asked some simple questions. The solicitor was most helpful and honest with me which I apprecated. I thank them for their professionalism and assistace.

Ray Watson

T W

AY solicitors is a sharp professional firm who will fight for your case tooth and nail. They will leave no stone unturned. And more than likely will get you a result that will exceed your expectations that’s what they did for me whilst giving me great support.i was referred to AY solicitors by the Law society. I was given three firms registered with them to contact . A.Y solicitors was able to offer me a free consultation immediately.

T W

Judith Edelstein

Extremely professional and knowledgeable solicitors. I have received very clear and confident advice from day one and full support throughout the proceedings. Shaf is one of the most hard working and intelligent people I met. Can only highly recommend!

Judith Edelstein

Khodor Hawila

AY solicitors have worked so hard to support my case and the results was amazing for me and my family after suffering 7 months not seeing my daughter . Thanks allot and god bless you.

Khodor Hawila

T F

Very professional and honest firm. Shaf is a total genius, very knowledgeable and straight forward. I received a wealth of information and advice in the initial free consult which I was totally surprised by and not really expecting. Five stars all round for AY solicitors in Ealing.

T F

Manny L

From the day I needed AY Solicitors, they were there for me. On a personal level they were extremely supportive as well as being totally honest and managing my expectations every step of the way. Very professional services provided by a highly experienced solicitor. If you are in need of legal support for anything family related I highly recommend AY Solicitors.

Manny L

Amar Jahangir

Would recommend these guys 100/100 to anyone out there. Extremely knowledgeable and and honest. Shaf’s commitment to detail is exceptional. Got way more than I expected or even hoped for.

Amar Jahangir

Hamid Malik

I usually don’t write reviews, but was compelled to recognise the exceptional level of service I experienced with A Y Solicitors. They turned an almost impossible case into a flying victory; with a personalised level of service which made me feel like I was their only client. The constant advice, personalised care, and an impeccable attention to detail has convinced me that they’re the best firm in the London area.

Hamid Malik

Ray Watson

I called this Law Firm to get some advice about a possible case. The gentleman who answered the phone was very polite and took my details and said he will ask a solicitor to call me back. Whinin 5 mins I recieved the call and was asked some simple questions. The solicitor was most helpful and honest with me which I apprecated. I thank them for their professionalism and assistace.

Ray Watson

T W

AY solicitors is a sharp professional firm who will fight for your case tooth and nail. They will leave no stone unturned. And more than likely will get you a result that will exceed your expectations that’s what they did for me whilst giving me great support.i was referred to AY solicitors by the Law society. I was given three firms registered with them to contact . A.Y solicitors was able to offer me a free consultation immediately.

T W

Judith Edelstein

Extremely professional and knowledgeable solicitors. I have received very clear and confident advice from day one and full support throughout the proceedings. Shaf is one of the most hard working and intelligent people I met. Can only highly recommend!

Judith Edelstein

Khodor Hawila

AY solicitors have worked so hard to support my case and the results was amazing for me and my family after suffering 7 months not seeing my daughter . Thanks allot and god bless you.

Khodor Hawila

T F

Very professional and honest firm. Shaf is a total genius, very knowledgeable and straight forward. I received a wealth of information and advice in the initial free consult which I was totally surprised by and not really expecting. Five stars all round for AY solicitors in Ealing.

T F

Manny L

From the day I needed AY Solicitors, they were there for me. On a personal level they were extremely supportive as well as being totally honest and managing my expectations every step of the way. Very professional services provided by a highly experienced solicitor. If you are in need of legal support for anything family related I highly recommend AY Solicitors.

Manny L

Amar Jahangir

Would recommend these guys 100/100 to anyone out there. Extremely knowledgeable and and honest. Shaf’s commitment to detail is exceptional. Got way more than I expected or even hoped for.

Amar Jahangir