Pre Marital Agreements
We draft pre-marital agreements and keep clients fully informed as to the affect of such agreements which are constantly under scrutiny from the Courts.
Unmarried couples often have very different and complicated legal consequences following breakdown of a relationship. This involves advising on the ownership of property or other assets, which might not be in joint names and their rights and obligations relating to their children.
It can often arise that an urgent response is required to protect the disposal of assets or to prevent harm following domestic violence. We advise and act on behalf of individuals who need to pursue such emergency action or those who are facing it.
We advise and act on behalf of clients who are considering or responding to divorce or separation proceedings and the dissolution of civil partnerships.
Negotiation and mediation of any financial dispute within the family setting is the best way forward. Financial disputes, particularly during Divorce can be very costly and we try to find an early solution. If mediation or alternative methods of resolving the dispute are unrealistic, we can advise on and act in court proceedings.
We act in small, medium and extremely large cases involving private individuals and those who are in the public spotlight. In all cases we will advise on the range of outcomes that a court might reach.
Sadly there is often some reluctance to cooperate with the court process by those trying to hold assets or even conceal them from their spouse. We often have to advise and act for clients facing that problem and we have considerable experience investigating complex financial arrangements, Family Trusts or corporate interests.
We are able to help in all matters relating to children. This can involve disputes relating to where the children should live, how often they should have contact with both parents and their education. Many disputes are easy to resolve once parents are advised that their primary duty is to address the children’s interests first.