High Net Worth Divorce Lawyers

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Legal 500, 2018/19

The end of your marriage or relationship can be an extremely emotional and difficult time. So, it is a huge relief to know you have a team of experts working hard to guide you through the process and secure you the best possible outcome, particularly if you or your partner has significant wealth.

The need to unpick and protect substantial finances, properties, assets and international interests - not to mention children, custody and maintenance - can be extremely complex.

Our experience of dealing with high net worth divorces - securing landmark rulings in some of the highest courts in the land - makes us well placed to help you.

Our high net worth divorce solicitors will guide you through issues, such as:

  • Spousal and child maintenance, including issues around school fees and lifestyle choices
  • Properties
  • Pensions
  • Trusts
  • Business assets
  • Personal assets
  • On and offshore assets
  • Inherited wealth
  • Freezing injunctions where there is a concern that assets may be placed out of the court's reach.

If you or your spouse has international connections, we can also advise you on choosing the best country in which to file for divorce.

It may be that you and your partner can, with our help, secure an agreement out of court, using mediation, arbitration or collaborative divorce services. But if you do have to go to court, you need to be sure you have the best divorce lawyers on your side; we have been named one of the UK's leading family law firms by independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

For more information about our high net worth divorce services and how we can help you reach that all-important settlement, call us on 0345 604 4911 or contact us online and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Mediation Support Service – Free 30-Minute Consultation

Family mediation can be a less confrontational and more cost-effective way to resolve a dispute. We offer a free 30-minute consultation with one of our solicitors to discuss your situation and if mediation is right for you.

If you decide to go ahead with mediation, you can benefit from our cost effective mediation support service. This service will give you the advice, support and tools to get the best possible outcome – particularly if you’re representing yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Protect Myself From Financial Claims In The Future?

It is vital you are upfront and honest about your financial circumstances during divorce proceedings to ensure your ex-partner cannot make a successful financial claim against you in the future.

Challenges may arise when one party feels the divorce settlement to be unfair, often because new information has come to light that would have affected the original settlement. If it is found that you were not truthful about your circumstances while your divorce was being agreed, your ex-partner may be able to make a new claim to your assets.

Gathering evidence of your financial circumstances and how you built your wealth - and retaining this information even after the divorce - is a good way to protect yourself. When your divorce is being finalised, you can also obtain a Clean Break Order to protect against any future claims.

If you're already married and want to protect your financial assets in case you decide to divorce in future, you can get a post-nuptial agreement to set out the ownership of financial assets between you and your partner. If you are yet to marry, you can draw up a pre-nuptial agreement. You can find out more on pre- and post-nuptial agreements here.

Our family law team has decades of experience dealing with complex, multi-million-pound divorce cases. For advice on how to protect yourself from future claims following a divorce, or for help with pre or post-nuptial agreements, call us today on 0345 604 4911 or contact us online and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

What Should I Do If I Think My Partner Is Hiding Some Of Their Wealth?

It is expected that both parties in a divorce will be frank and open about their financial circumstances.

You are entitled to see and scrutinise all the bank accounts and credit cards your spouse has over the past 12 months - sometimes longer if this is justified.

If you think your partner is acting suspiciously, we can help you obtain the right information and review it. Our experience in dealing with complex divorce cases, many of which contain significant financial assets, means we can often spot when a spouse is not being completely honest about their circumstances. If we sense at any point that your partner is not being transparent, we will advise you on your options.

For more advice on high net worth divorce and how we might be able to help with your case, call a member of our specialist family law team today on 0345 604 4911 or contact us online.

What About My Business?

If you have business interests, this will be a high priority for you and your partner during a divorce. A business is treated as an asset and will be taken into account in a divorce settlement. While every case is different, there are some general points about the way courts deal with businesses.

It is unusual for a business to be sold or broken up as a consequence of divorce. The law prefers a business to be unaffected as much as possible to protect its value and other people involved in it, such as employees. This means that if you are the business owner - or the person in the relationship who primarily runs the shared business - it is likely you will retain it following the divorce.

The business is counted as part of the settlement, however. This means your partner may be awarded more of the other assets - such as investments, cash or property - to make sure the settlement is fair. If there is not enough to meet needs and produce a fair result, then it may be necessary to have recourse to the business.

It can be a complicated process, especially when it comes to valuing businesses and deciphering responsibilities, so you need to ensure you have an expert team on your side. Our years of experience dealing with high net worth divorce means any of our network of offices around the country will give you the representation you need.

For more advice on high net worth divorce and the family law services we offer, don't hesitate to get in touch today by calling us on 0345 604 4911 or contacting us online and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

I live in Scotland, can Irwin Mitchell help me?

Our expert family law team works with a number of trusted partners to help our clients with family law issues in Scotland.

We’ll be your point of contact and manage the entire process for you throughout. You’ll get frequent progress updates and we’ll break down any legal jargon into plain English so you’re always in the loop.

To find out more about how we can help, give us a call on 0345 604 4911 or contact us online.

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