Services : Matrimonial

Overview

The breakdown of a marriage or relationship can be a time of enormous distress. It also brings with it important and often complex legal issues relating in particular to finance and property, especially where family businesses, farms and companies are involved. The firm has an established reputation for dealing with these matters for high net worth individuals.

The practice of family law, and in particular the negotiation of settlements relating to complex financial structures, inevitably touches other disciplines. We act for private clients, many of whom use us for business services, in relation to financial proceedings arising out of divorce or relationship breakdown. Our practice emphasises heavily on complex and/or substantial assets cases and those involving family businesses. We also undertake work with an international element (Florida).

We act in relation to TLATA claims, again with emphasis on complex, substantial assets cases, or with international element (Florida). When the need arises our family lawyers work closely with those in the firm who specialise in trusts, tax, property and commercial work.

Work encompasses:

  • Divorce
  • Cohabitation disputes and TLATA claims
  • Complex financial negotiations
  • International and jurisdictional disputes, particularly involving US law
  • Tracing hidden assets
  • Asset freezing injunctions
  • High-value family or business assets
  • Enforceability of orders made in USA
  • Tax consequences of divorce or separation
  • Pension issues
  • Inheritance problems
  • Personal and corporate insolvency
  • Financial support for children
  • Separation agreements
  • Mediation

Key Contacts:

Lee Hamer: lee.hamer@bennettlaw.co.uk

Hannah Wallington: hannah.wallington@bennettlaw.co.uk

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