Out of Court Settlements for Family disputes & Separation

There are many ways our family solicitors can help you reach a settlement out of court by negotiating on your behalf.

We would spend time with you to explain all the relevant background and also for us to understand what is important to you. We would then help you collate all of the necessary information and request that your former partner provides us with any necessary information and documents. For those going through a divorce, both parties are under a duty to provide full and honest details of their financial circumstances so that a settlement can be negotiated in full knowledge of the facts.

We can then advise you, listening to your priorities, on the potential outcomes and then enter into negotiations on your behalf.

The negotiations traditionally take place through a series of written correspondence and telephone calls but it can also include round table meetings, the use of mediators or private FDR Judges.

It is also possible to bring in professional advice from a range of experts, whether appointed jointly or by just by you. We regularly work with mortgage advisors, independent financial advisors, accountants to value businesses, pension actuaries and surveyors to value properties.

When going into negotiations it is very important that you take independent legal advice so you understand the issues that need to be considered and understand the implications of any settlement you are considering entering into.

The team of experienced family solicitors at Lupton Fawcett have helped many clients by providing robust, clear and practical advice and negotiating a settlement on their behalf.

Talk to the Family Law Specialists at Lupton Fawcett

Lupton Fawcett’s experienced team of Family Law Solicitors can help you find ways to keep Family disputes or separation proceedings out of the courts and settled amicably. To find the right solution to whatever challenges face your family or relationship. We are on hand to guide you throughout what can be difficult and complex decisions carefully.  To speak to a member of our team, contact us by phone today or fill out our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Lupton Fawcett’s teams are leading family law specialists in Yorkshire and are based out of our office in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated or emotional times.  Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

We provide a personalised service, with specialised expertise and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Our Family Lawyers act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham.

Call today or complete the enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you quickly.  We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.

I cannot recommend Lupton Fawcett enough, I have just been through a very complicated and high conflict financial divorce but throughout the whole experience Richard Buckley and Chris Burns were always on hand to give reassurance, incredibly sound advice and straightforward explanations when things got difficult. For anyone who finds themselves in a difficult situation I highly recommend this firm, it’s the best decision you’ll make.

Nicola Shuttleworth

I instructed Chris Burns to advise me in relation to various financial issues which arose following the breakdown of my marriage. My case involved a dispute with my former husband over the ownership and occupation of a significant property with adjacent land. Chris steered me through the process of resolving this. Despite resistance from my former husband, Chris advised me with a determined focus and provided me with clear and pragmatic advice throughout the process and achieved my objective within the proceedings.


It’s rare to come across someone like Chris (Burns), absolutely clued up in his area, pragmatic and direct, yet supportive and respectful. As clients, he guided us through the process, quickly picking out what was important, remaining focused on the end game and delivering more than we could have expected. We would not hesitate to recommend Chris.


I would highly recommend Richard (Buckley) at Lupton Fawcett. He understood the difficult and sensitive nature of divorce and was reassuring and professional throughout. He explained the process clearly from the start and was always quick to respond

Charlotte H

'Chris Burns – experienced, capable, easy to talk to, provides an all round specialised knowledge of family work.‘

Legal 500 2021

‘Andy Smith is a fantastic professional and takes pride in his work. He has helped provide guidance on numerous occasions on legal issues to clients of mine and has not engaged in work where it was not needed.‘

Legal 500 2021
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