Family & Divorce Lawyers in London - Boodle Hatfield

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Family & Divorce

Family problems and divorce can be draining on both an emotional and a financial level. These issues become more complicated when you have significant wealth to consider or have international connections. Our high net worth divorce lawyers provide smart, practical advice with a human touch.

Our family law team advises individuals on all stages of their relationship, whether it be at the outset of living together or in the lead up to nuptials, in the midst of a marriage, or on separation and divorce.

At any of these key milestones it is important to consider how to protect your wealth, plan for the future of the children, and consider the impact a divorce might have on your business.

Whatever your requirements may be, our leading family law solicitors will guide you through the complexities of your unique circumstances in a language that you understand. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and are best-placed to call on experts from our other teams where necessary.

We combine our family law experience with advice on your property, tax, private finances and businesses, both in the UK and internationally. We will look beyond the issues you might face during divorce or separation and take a holistic view of your personal and business life throughout the proceedings.

We aim to deliver the best solution possible to you and your family, tailored to your individual needs. We offer exceptional expertise that you can trust, delivered to you in an understandable way.

Family Law Frequently Asked Questions

What is family law?
Family law deals with all aspects of family relationships including issues such as divorce, financial remedy claims on divorce, child custody, pre and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Why do I need a family lawyer?
A solicitor will present the options available to you, highlighting your position and what actions can be taken. You may want to consult a family lawyer about the following circumstances:

Who will I deal with?
Initially, you will meet with one of our expert solicitors. If you wish to deal with a specific solicitor, this can be arranged. Our team are experts at what they do, and will help you achieve what is right for you and your family’s needs.

Here is a handy family law glossary to some common terms that crop up during the course of proceedings relating to divorce and the financial arrangements following marital breakdown, which we hope will provide a useful reference for those involved in such cases.

How do I get in touch with a Lawyer at Boodle Hatfield?

Submit your details using the contact form linked here and we will arrange a free, no-obligation call with a member of our expert team to discuss your circumstances at a time to suit you.

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A Legacy Intact: a guide to safeguarding your family business in the event of divorce

Written by Partner, Katie O’Callaghan the guide – A Legacy Intact: safeguarding your family business in the event of divorce, details the legal mechanisms that are available to family businesses to protect their assets and avoid them losing control in future. It covers pre- and post-nuptial agreements, using trusts and Family Investment Companies (‘FICs’) as vehicles for holding shares and corporate governance. These instruments can be employed to avoid the severe repercussions of divorce that in the worst case scenario can lead to the sale or transfer of shares, pensions and property. The guide highlights risks family businesses can face around loss of privacy, with the possibility of media access to financial proceedings and the measures that companies can consider to limit this exposure.

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