Variation of Maintenance Agreements

Call our free legal helpline on freephone 0333 888 0404 for initial guidance on the variation of maintenance agreements, or send an email to us at [email protected]

Variation of maintenance

After divorce proceedings are finished and a maintenance Order has been made by the courts, if your circumstances were to change in the future then that maintenance Order can be changed if one or both parties need it to be. This can be done by agreement, but if that proves difficult then you’ll need to apply to court.

The process for formal applications to change a maintenance order are similar to that of an initial divorce settlement.

Your first step – Specialist advice from our divorce solicitors

Nobody wants to be incurring legal fees unnecessarily, so from the offset you’ll want specialist advice that can help you determine whether a variation application is likely to succeed.

Our experienced team includes specialists in financial issues relating to maintenance agreements, so you can be sure that you’ll be getting the best advice on your finances every step of the way.  If you make an application to vary a maintenance Order and lose then you could be ordered to pay some or all of your ex’s costs, so it is crucial that you consult a solicitor with experience in this field.

Solicitor Paul Jordan has successfully varied many maintenance Orders. If you would like to discuss your current circumstances with him then call our free family law helpline on 0333 888 0404 or email him at [email protected]

Awards and accreditations for our divorce solicitors

Slee Blackwell are proud to have been given the Employer of the Year Award by the Devon and Somerset Law Society and to be winners at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards 2018. Our divorce solicitors are also accredited by The Law Society in finance and children work.

Areas of Specialism:

While we might not want to think about dying, we owe it to our loved ones to put our affairs in order by making a will and keeping it up to date. This allows us to make financial provision for the people and good causes we really care about. It can also safeguard vulnerable beneficiaries, preserve assets from being exhausted by Care Home fees and, above all, with careful planning it can reduce the impact of Inheritance Tax. It also allows you to protect your children’s inheritance from the consequences of re-marriage.
We provide a full range of estate administration services including: obtaining a Grant of Representation, dealing with the deceased’s tax affairs (Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax) realising the assets, settling debts and distributing the estate. Where appropriate we can also help you make substantial tax savings, for example by varying the Will. If the estate includes a farm or business which needs to be sold or wound up we can work closely with our agricultural and commercial law teams to ensure that the transaction proceeds smoothly.
We can advise on the creation and registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney. An LPA is a legal document which effectively delegates the power to manage your financial affairs to an “attorney” should you lose capacity to manage your own affairs. Having an LPA not only makes financial sense, but offers invaluable peace of mind.
We are experienced in dealing with the Court of Protection; whether it is the registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney or making an application for Deputyship. The combination of our caring approach and specialist expertise in the provision of legal services for the elderly will give you peace of mind.
Inheritance disputes are becoming increasingly common. We can advise on the best steps to take to avoid a dispute arising. Our specialist contentious probate department can also deal with any claim under the Inheritance Act or a challenge to the validity of a will.

Work with our team:

Paul Jordan
Non-practising Consultant
Paul is a Non-practising consultant who specialised in matrimonial law throughout his long career with Slee Blackwell.
Paul Jordan
Non-practising Consultant
Paul is a Non-practising consultant who specialised in matrimonial law throughout his long career with Slee Blackwell.