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Divorce and separation will usually involve a change to your financial circumstances, including the family home, asset division, business structures and pensions.  We provide expert bespoke advice to help navigate the many legal issues that arise in relation to reaching a financial settlement to enable clients to make well-informed decisions about financial security to achieve their financial objectives.

There can be wider issues involved in reaching a financial settlement and we work with clients to put together the right team of trusted advisors to achieve the best outcome. We work with trusted mortgage, pension, and independent financial advisors, and have extensive experience in dealing with property and business valuers, and forensic accountants to tailor the approach to each client’s individual circumstances.

We advise on all issues relating to financial claims arising on divorce and separation and complex high value asset and income cases often acting on behalf of business owners, CEOs, senior professionals and advise on settlements including farming assets, land, pensions, and business structures.

Experience Highlights

  • Acting on behalf of wife in financial proceedings including distribution of a property portfolio.  Husband had also transferred his company shares and had criminal proceedings issued against him by the company for fraud.  Successfully argued “add back” for the value of the shares.
  • Advising wife in respect of entitlement in divorce against business property and assets worth £6M.
  • Advising senior professional in respect of divorce and financial proceedings against husband based in Turkey, involving foreign service of proceedings and protection of pre-marital wealth.
  • Acting on behalf of husband, owner of a family accountancy practice to negotiate financial settlement and protection of pre-marital/family assets.
  • Acting on behalf of husband, an airline pilot in respect of variation of maintenance application issued by former wife.
  • Representing NHS consultants in respect of divorce and related financial proceedings and negotiated settlements.
  • Advising wife in respect of a property claim in financial proceedings against property held in Spain, issued 20 years after divorce proceedings.
  • Acting on behalf of wife to successfully pursue claim against property portfolio and complex structure of business assets held in husband’s sole name, including application for legal services order, and involved issues relating to husband’s capacity.

Expertise

  • Financial settlements on divorce
  • Advice on future financial support
  • Financial provision for children
  • Advice on pre/post acquired and inherited assets
  • Freezing injunctions for assets
  • Financial Court proceedings
  • Alternatives to Court litigation
  • Wealth protection 

Get In Touch

If you are looking for a family lawyer in Hull or the East Yorkshire region, get in touch today. We support clients on a range of issues including separation & divorce, financial settlements, wealth protection, children disputes, and cohabitation & property disputes.

hello@clairewithers.co.uk

01482 762698