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Your matrimonial conveyancing solicitors in Cornwall and Devon
When a relationship breaks down, one of the many causes of stress can be sorting out the ownership of your home. There are many considerations and a number of steps to go through, which can be challenging when emotions are running high.
Our specialist matrimonial conveyancing team understands the complexities and sensitivities of your situation and can offer expert and sympathetic guidance and advice. Working closely with our Family Team, we will support you every step of the way.
Our award-winning conveyancing team is based in offices in St Austell, Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, St Ives and Holsworthy. That means we can provide a personal face-to-face service, in a location near to you.
When a couple owns a property and then decides to separate or divorce, an important step is agreeing who will have the house. Our matrimonial conveyancing team will guide you through the process of transferring ownership of the property. Along with our Family Team, we can also offer additional support at the earliest opportunity to ensure you know exactly what you are taking on.
Our experienced lawyers understand the technicalities of court orders, such as Mesher Orders, arising from family proceedings. We will work with our Family Team to ensure the best outcome for you.
Our matrimonial conveyancing team’s role can extend beyond assisting you through the final transfer of ownership. Because we work closely with our specialist Family Team, we can support you at a much earlier stage. When you are becoming the sole owner of a property, it is important that you have all the information about the property to avoid problems further down the line. Before a court order, there are a number of important steps we would recommend you take.
Before arranging a transfer of equity, we can advise you on commissioning a survey and a Title Review. This could reveal important information about the property, including boundaries and restrictive covenants. Without having a Title Review you risk the property being subject to charges when you enter the final financial settlement. So, getting our advice at an early stage can avoid nasty surprises further down the line.
We can also support you with obtaining a Good and Marketable Title Confirmation for the property, in advance of the transfer of equity. This will alert you to any issues, which may affect your ability to sell and mortgage the property. For example, it will include a mining search and mundic block search, both of which are important for houses in Cornwall and Devon. If your property is a leasehold, we can carry out checks to ensure you understand what service charges you need to pay, both now and in the future.