The Court of Appeal has reiterated that domestic abuse could mean far more than just violence and included behaviour that could affect the welfare of children even if they were not the direct victims. The issue arose in four conjoined appeals involving allegations of domestic abuse by one parent against the other. In giving judgments,
High Net Worth Individuals
The family team at Machins Solicitors LLP have experience in assisting high net worth individuals with their divorce and subsequent financial settlements.
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High net worth assets often means interpreting a vast array of assets including trusts, businesses and overseas assets and our solicitors have the expertise to deal with these complexities.
We can guide you through obtaining and interpreting all relevant documentation and how various different arrangements can impact your financial settlement. We can look at privately owned businesses and how these are structured and if necessary guide you on the instruction of an expert to value the business. Managing the changes that can be necessary to the business post-divorce is also within our expertise.
Those with high net worth and complex assets may encounter issues with non-disclosure in an attempt to conceal the true financial position.
Our solicitors have detailed knowledge of the remedial applications available including search orders to find hidden assets, freezing orders to protect the assets and committal applications for non-disclosure.
The distribution of wealth and the needs of the parties must be considered in light of the assets and this requires particular expertise in cases involving high net worth. Where the parties have enjoyed a very high standard of living and the financial resources are substantial, the court will usually consider needs more generously than in an average net worth case.
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Mediation is a process to help you resolve your family differences such as your finances or arrangements for your children upon separation without going to court. It is not relationship counselling.