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03 Oct 2022 When love gets in the way of business: how to advise family businesses in protecting themselves from divorce

Divorce is renowned for being one of the most stressful life events that an individual can face. When a divorce involves a family business, this stress is often magnified given that it can result in other family members becoming embroiled in proceedings. Family Partner, Katie O’Callaghan explains how family businesses can protect themselves in IFA Magazine.

 

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11 Aug 2022 How family businesses can weather the emotional and financial storm of divorce proceedings

In Today’s Family Lawyer, Partner, Katie O’Callaghan details how family businesses can weather the emotional and financial storm of divorce proceedings to protect assets and avoid the loss of control in future.

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28 Jul 2022 Mediation is helpful – but no panacea

In the Law Society Gazette, Katie O’Callaghan reflects on the benefits of mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution to address issues relating to arrangements for children and the division of finances on divorce. Katie highlights how mediation provides a forum that allows parties to remain in control of the outcome, reduces acrimony and often improves communication to enable parties to move on in a more civil manner.

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28 Jul 2022 Why every family business should consider a ‘pre-nup-as-standard’ policy

Family and Divorce Partner, Katie O’Callaghan reflects on why a pre-nuptial agreement is essential for a family-owned business.

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27 Jul 2022 Boodle Hatfield publishes guide to help family businesses to survive the impact of divorce

Boodle Hatfield has today published a comprehensive legal guide to help family businesses manage the fallout of divorce. Written by Partner, Katie O’Callaghan the book – A Legacy Intact: safeguarding your family business in the event of divorce, will be distributed and made available online today, as part of the firm’s series of 300-year anniversary initiatives.

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26 Jul 2022 So why is London the ‘divorce capital’ – and why does it matter for the owners of family businesses?

London has a well-known reputation as the divorce capital of the world. Here, Partner, Katie O’Callaghan explains why it’s crucial for family businesses to understand how it has gained this title

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25 Jul 2022 Family business and divorce: understand the risks, protect the legacy

Family ownership brings advantages to businesses but also risks. Partner, Katie O’Callaghan explains how divorce can put the future of the business and its reputation in jeopardy.

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23 Mar 2022 No fault divorce

The law on divorce is changing on 6 April 2022, removing the requirement for parties to place blame on one another. Partner Katie O’Callaghan and Trainee, Annabella King provide a short summary on no fault divorce.

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03 Nov 2021 Can I claim a share of husband’s future earnings after we divorce?

In The Financial Times, Family Partner, Katie O’Callaghan reflects on how potential financial resources which may be available in the future are taken into account in a divorce.

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22 May 2021 Help! I’m married to a relationship expert

When it comes to marriages and long-term relationships, it can be hard to anticipate the bumps in the road.

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