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I am already divorced but I’m still not satisfied

If you have received a disappointing divorce settlement, have been the victim of non-disclosure or need an increase in maintenance from your spouse, you will want the very best legal representation.

As top family lawyers, Vardags have won landmark cases in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. We work with the very best appeal barristers to develop innovative and novel arguments, whilst our in-house financial forensic team can uncover hidden assets across the globe.

Vardags have taken on and transformed cases where other divorce lawyers accepted a disappointing result for their client. We will push the boundaries of the law, challenging and changing it when necessary. Whatever has happened in your case so far, we will fight your corner and get the best result possible for you.

Where you are seeking a variation of existing maintenance, we will help you to demonstrate your financial needs and your spouses ability to pay them. Where possible, we will look to help you get your maintenance capitalised, ending your dependency on your spouse and allowing you to move on to a financially secure, independent future.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you feel you should have got more from your divorce, it may be possible to appeal your case. A successful appeal may well lead to a higher award or to increased maintenance.To appeal against a financial order, you will need to show that the judge was wrong in the way the final decision was reached. As experienced family lawyers, the legal team at Vardags will help you prepare your case for appeal. We will review the initial judgment and advise you whether it is possible to appeal. The dynamic approach our lawyers take meant that we are used to challenging judgments and working to change the law – we will help you put forward innovative arguments in support of your appeal.

Following the landmark decisions of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil, it is now much easier to re-open your case if you think your partner lied during divorce proceedings. Fraudulent non-disclosure, i.e. hiding assets and lying about your wealth, can now lead to a new settlement, no matter how much time has passed. It will be up to your partner to show that their lies were not relevant to the outcome.

In many countries, a couple can divorce with little or no financial support being given to the poorer party. Sometimes, you might not even know about the divorce until it has already been finalised. That does not prevent you from seeking the support of the English courts.

If you spouse’s income has increased significantly and you receive ongoing maintenance, you can argue that the amount paid to you could also go up.This will often be informed by what your income needs are, but the court may even order a surplus above what you need. If your ex has increased their capital wealth substantially, it may be possible to capitalise these payments ending your monthly reliance on your spouse.

If your partner is breaking an existing order, there are numerous ways of enforcing it. The court can divert a portion of their salary directly to you (garnishee order), give you a charge over property or shares or even transfer bank accounts over to you. If your partner willfully and deliberately refuses to satisfy an order, this can amount to contempt – the court can fine and even jail them for this.

If you fear violence or are subject to harassment the court can and will protect you, even after your divorce. For victims of domestic abuse (be it physical, verbal or emotional harm) the court can make non-molestation orders and occupation orders each giving you comprehensive legal protection.Non-molestation orders (“non-mols”) are designed to protect your from harassment. Normally, they will prevent your ex-partner from harassing you and threatening you with violence. Sometimes they will bar them from contacting you directly and from going near you.

Specialisms

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OUR Divorce TEAM

Ayesha Vardag

Founder & President Ayesha Vardag
“Ayesha Vardag - Britain's top divorce lawyer.” 
The Telegraph

Stephen Bence

Chief Executive Officer Stephen Bence
“Dr Stephen Bence is a financial genius.” 
Lewis Marks QC

Georgina Hamblin

Senior Director - Head of London Family Georgina Hamblin
“One of the best divorce lawyers in the country.” 
Marie Claire

Is Vardags Right For You?

We offer a free consultation to qualifying individuals. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

When you contact us a member of our client relations team will take the full details of your situation, assess whether we can assist you, and if so, determine the best team for your case. 

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