Family law is a discretionary area of law. When considering financial settlements on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, a number of factors are taken into account including:-
- The length of the marriage.
- The ages of you both.
- Your assets and income and earning capacities.
- The needs of you both and any dependent children.
Choosing the right lawyer is absolutely vital.
Our experienced team of family lawyers regularly deal with complex financial arrangements, often including international assets. We use this wide range of experience to make sure you get the financial settlement you are entitled to.
Our family team work extremely closely with our tax and trust lawyers, as well as accountants, financial advisers and pensions actuaries to secure the most appropriate financial settlement for you.
We aim to avoid the costs and stress that come with contested proceedings and will therefore where appropriate, encourage you to try to reach an amicable settlement.
You may have already reached agreement with your spouse. If so, it is important that you take legal advice to ensure that it is fair and reasonable. It is also important to have your agreement made into a legally binding order to minimise the risk of a financial dispute resurfacing months, or even years later.
We also have niche experience in taking steps to secure the privacy of our high profile clients, working closely with our IP and reputation management colleagues to ensure that you receive the discreet and tailored service necessary to in order that all of your individual needs are met.