How do I pay my legal fees when my ex has all the money? - Nigel Shepherd

In this episode, Tamsin speaks to Ampla Finance's Nigel Shepherd. They discuss the options around paying your legal fees on divorce or civil partnership dissolution, when you don't have the money but your ex does.

Nigel brings over 40 years of family law experience to Ampla, being the only person to have twice chaired family justice association Resolution and with extensive experience as a solicitor, collaborative family practitioner and financial arbitrator. In 2019, Nigel was awarded the prestigious Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law and in 2022 the Manchester Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tamsin is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 20 years experience. She works with couples and individuals who are at the end of a relationship and want agree how to divide their assets FAIRLY without a fight.

You can contact Tamsin at or arrange a free initial meeting using She is also part of the team running Facebook group Separation, Divorce and Dissolution UK

Tamsin Caine MSc., FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Smart Divorce Ltd

P.S. I am the co-author of “My Divorce Handbook – It’s What You Do Next That Counts”, written by divorce specialists and lawyers writing about their area of expertise to help walk you through the divorce process. You can buy it by scanning the QR code…

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