When the unthinkable happens


Splitting up is never easy and can be deeply distressing. You may both want to agree a fair division of what you have owned together you may not see eye to eye on what ‘fair’ looks like. Although you might agree the relationship is over, but the emotions involved can often make reaching agreement quite difficult.

The legal position for married couples and unmarried couples is quite different and it is very important that you fully understand what the law says about your particular situation so that you can try to negotiate a fair and sensible way forward. We are experienced in advising and representing people going through separation including where there are complicating legal and emotional aspects. We deal with cases where there are considerable assets and others where resources are very tight.

We always take the time to understand your emotional and practical needs so we can help you find the best way forward to bring your relationship to a fair conclusion enabling you to move on with dignity and self-respect and, where children are concerned, with the ability to co-parent them together wherever possible.

More detailed information about the divorce process can be found here.


Achieving a fair settlement


At Beck Fitzgerald we encourage a collaborative approach to reaching a fair settlement when relationships break up. We will listen to you, understand your needs and anxieties, and will work with you to try to find the best way of achieving fairness. We operate in a modern and practical way to help you reach a settlement over all issues so that you can move on with your life with dignity and self-respect.

We work with you to ensure that you fully understand your choices and the costs involved with the various options open to you.  We can advise you on negotiations, mediation, arbitration and collaborative ways to settling any disputes you have to help you achieve a fair outcome.

More details can be found here

Where cases can’t be settled by agreement and without the need to go to court, we will help you through the court process and will represent you sensitively and robustly to help you secure a fair outcome. For more information read our detailed guide. 



I can’t recommend Jenny and her team enough. In fact, I consider myself very lucky that Jenny was recommended to me for my divorce proceedings. I knew the moment I met her I was in safe hands. She is outstanding at the legal side and bang up to date with all developments in her business. She is warm, compassionate and relentless in her pursuit of a fair settlement. Above all, Jenny has a natural ability to illuminate the big picture throughout negotiations – which is genuinely reassuring in difficult times.

Jenny was understanding, non-judgemental and supportive. When you are dealing with this level of stress and emotional disruption, it is vital to have someone who can help you to cut through the red tape and give you sound advice, as Jenny did.

For more information download our resource packs

If you would like more information about how we can help you please call us on 020 7101 3090 or
email us on contact@beckfitzgerald.co.uk