In the event of divorce or separation, unravelling your joint finances and deciding who gets what is often the most difficult and contentious part of the process. Our experienced team of family lawyers, can handle cases of any size, using mediation, collaboration and litigation where necessary to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that will let you start the next chapter of your life.
At the outset, we’ll look at your financial situation and establish a strategy that’s best suited to achieving realistic, fair objectives before implementing it with commitment and determination. We make sure that whatever the circumstances, you’ll get the right settlement for you, whether you need to buy a new home, meet the cost of living, or provide for later life.
We can also help in complex cases where divorce has already occurred – in one case, we helped a client whose wife instigated financial claims 11 years after the divorce. We handled the complex litigation from start to finish, even dealing with national press interest, and ensured that our client’s claim was successful. The case itself has now become a well-known legal precedent and is used as a basis to help other people in a similar situation.
It’s often said that prevention is better than cure, and if you are entering into a relationship, we can ensure that your wealth and other assets are protected should you divorce or separate later in life. Our team can help with pre- and post-nuptial agreements and living together agreements, ensuring both parties are aware of what is ring-fenced should the relationship breakdown at a later date.
We can also assist in financial claims relating to children, ensuring that they are taken care of independent of their parents’ claims in case of separation or divorce. We’re also experienced in international matters, with a vast knowledge of the law in other jurisdictions.