Dealing with financial arrangements following the end of marriage can be a very stressful time. Our experienced family team can assist with this.

We can advise on a variety of financial issues following the breakdown of a marriage and will endeavour to negotiate matters without the need for court proceedings.

If an agreement cannot be reached, then the next step would be to refer the matter to the mediation service to see if they can assist with resolving matters.  This is a more cost-effective way of reaching an agreement without the need for court proceedings.

When deciding on an appropriate financial settlement the following factors need to be considered:

  • finances on separationIncome, earning capacity, property and other financial resources
  • Financial needs, obligations and responsibilities
  • Standard of living
  • Age of the parties
  • Any physical or mental disabilities
  • Contributions made by the parties
  • The conduct of the parties
  • Any benefit which may be lost

If an application to court is necessary we can provide legal advice and representation throughout the process.

Should you wish to discuss these matters further please contact the office on 0161 785 3521 to arrange an appointment with one of our team.

Team: Corinne Bailey-Brown, Terri Pickup

Customer testimonials for our Family solicitors

“From the minute I spoke to Corinne her knowledge, empathy and professionalism made me at ease with the traumatic situation I was in regarding a house sale which was more difficult as my estranged wife was still living in the property. I would recommend Corrine to anyone going through a difficult divorce or separation. An amazing professional who was a pleasure to work with.”


“I consulted Wrigley Claydon Solicitors for assistance in relation to a Children Act matter which was recently heard before Oldham Family Court. I cannot thank Mrs Bailey-Brown enough for all her guidance and advice throughout a difficult time. The choice of Barrister was excellent at the hearing who was most experienced, very down-to-earth and easy to talk to. I would be happy to recommend Wrigley Claydon in respect of any family matter.”


“When we chose to use your firm to help with setting up legal parameters for child access, we chose wisely.

At an extremely distressing and volatile time, the first lady solicitor we saw was reassuring and STRONG with a breadth of knowledge and experience in the area of the law I needed.

I had taken a long time to make the decision to go to court for some security for my son and I. It was a difficult decision to make. Thankfully, throughout all of my dealing with Wrigley Claydon staff, there was sensitivity and belief in our case which was sorely needed to help me go forward.

The staff at the firm are thoughtfully matched to the cases. I really appreciated that my legal representative, Corinne Bailey, was not only professional but sincerely empathetic, supportive, knowledgeable and always got back to me when I really needed reassurance! She saw our case through from beginning to end and I am grateful for that continuity.

I would recommend Wrigley Claydon with gusto for anyone who, like me, needed their hand holding during a tough time, but with a firm back up.

Thank you.”