IDEALLY PLACED TO RESOLVE ISSUES FOR CLIENTS WITH PARTICULARLY COMPLEX AFFAIRS, INCLUDING BUSINESS OWNERS
Our specialist team of divorce lawyers provides a tailored service during your divorce to remedy family and financial issues and achieve the best possible outcome for you. Our divorce lawyers are highly regarded and advise and act for clients all over England and Wales, as well as those living overseas.
Obtaining a divorce is not necessarily going to be straightforward, even if both parties agree that the marriage is over. Challenges often arise in agreeing the reasons for the separation, how and when to separate, where to live, what arrangements to make for children and the financial settlement.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of divorce lawyers is highly experienced in dealing with all types of separation and the issues arising from it including:
Divorce and Civil Partnership dissolution
In most cases this is a straightforward process but it can be very complex. Our divorce and civil partnership dissolution lawyers will look after you, working efficiently and sensitively and take time to explain the process and options open to you.
You will need to think about how capital, pension provision and income should be divided upon divorce or dissolution. We will advise you about this complex area of law and help you to identify the best way of achieving your objectives, whether through solicitor negotiation, mediation, collaborative law or, where necessary, Court proceedings or arbitration.
There a variety of ways that we can work with you as a couple, to include joint legal advice (one couple, one lawyer), mediation and collaborative law. This approach works well when then is an amicable divorce.
Divorces with overseas property or residency issues
The English Courts can deal with worldwide assets and our divorce lawyers have expertise in dealing with couples who live abroad but remain domiciled and have property in England and Wales. Likewise, they can deal with couples who are resident in England and Wales but have, often, significant investments and assets abroad.
Our specialist divorce lawyers are trained and have expertise in serving Orders abroad and arranging enforcement, enforcing English Orders against English assets and looking at matters in a proactive and creative way.
Our divorce lawyers are highly regarded and advise and act for clients all over England and Wales and overseas. Our ability to work with other experts in our professional network of barristers’ chambers and in Blake Morgan’s Private Client and Corporate teams makes us ideally placed to resolve issues for clients with particularly complex affairs, including business owners and those with sophisticated financial portfolios or trust interests.
"Confident, supportive, fight your corner and work with you especially when things are not straightforward."
- Legal 500, 2023
"From the person who meets you at reception to the secretaries and the lawyers themselves, all give me the impression that they care about what they do."
- Chambers and Partners, 2020
"Thank you for your support, help and advice you make a great team."
- Mrs Y
"You and your team all proved to be second to none."
- Mrs X
"From the moment I walked in to Blake Morgan I felt secure and safe that I was working with professionals … would have no hesitation on using Blake Morgan in the future."
Acting for a client where most of the wealth, including a country mansion, valuable works of art and a vintage Rolls-Royce were mostly contributed by our client's ex-spouse. We provided advice for her to achieve a fair share of the family money in challenging circumstances.
Acting for a client with international assets in his divorce and his financial remedy negotiations, allowing him to safeguard family money advanced to the couple in lieu of inheritance. We achieved a clean break for him and preserved his pension provision. By achieving this constructively and by providing advice in the background to mediation saved the client significant cost and meant that the parties could communicate with one another regarding their children.
Frequently acting for cases involving business assets, pensions, international elements and trusts, inheritance and pre-acquired property. A recent case including acting for a client in court proceedings leading to him successfully retaining the family business, his SSAS pension scheme and paying a term maintenance order to his wife.
Awards, Accolades & Accreditations
Christine Plews is an Accredited Mediator with the Family Mediation Council and Flora Grossman is a Mediator.
Simon Burge and Jennifer Williamson are trained collaborative practitioners.
Simon Burge is HM Deputy Coroner for Central Hampshire – Southampton and New Forest.
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