Divorce & Finances

Specialist divorce lawyers for high net worth individuals

Specialist divorce lawyers for high net worth individuals

Helping you secure what is rightfully yours

The financial implications of divorce are extremely worrying for all couples, and unfortunately in the short-term many people will suffer financially when getting divorced. The Family Law Team at Goughs Solicitors have a wealth of experience in advising our clients in this difficult area and guiding you to a satisfactory solution. 

At Goughs we are highly skilled at addressing each individual client’s situation – whether that is through the collaborative process, constructive negotiations between solicitors or (usually as a last resort) the formal court route. We also frequently refer our clients to mediation.

Get the best outcome for you & your future

We’re aware of the importance to our family law clients of reviewing other arrangements (such as wills, taxation and joint ownership of property) and ensure we explain clearly the options you have in relation to protecting your assets for the future.

Rest assured, you will be given realistic advice, as there is nothing worse than creating false hopes at an already difficult and emotional time. To do this, we require facts and figures relating to each person’s income, assets, liabilities and pensions, supported by documentation. If you are considering separation or divorce, it is worth starting to get this information together as soon as possible.

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Once we have a clear picture of the family finances, we can explain how the law would likely apply to your circumstances, taking into account your needs and priorities. Essentially the law searches for a solution to family finances that is fair. Its first consideration is always the welfare of any children under 18. After that, there is a detailed list of factors which may be relevant to each individual case.

Above all, it is important to try to meet financial need and to avoid discrimination between the spouses: if one has been the homemaker and the other the breadwinner, these roles are given equal importance. Every case is also subject to a cross-check against ‘the yardstick of equality’.

As there are so many variables, we strongly advise you to book an appointment with a specialist to asses your unique situation. 

When splitting up, it is important to realise that getting divorced doesn’t mean the automatic end of your financial relationship with your spouse. 

To break ties completely you must additionally reach a financial settlement which should ideally become a court order and therefore be legally binding. 

Getting this sorted at the time of your divorce is highly recommended to avoid further disruption to your life further down the line. 

Book an appointment with a specialist lawyer today to discuss your situation. 

Being unable to reach a satisfactory financial settlement with your spouse can unfortunately lead to problems both now and in the future. Loose ends may mean that financial negotiations must continue even after the marriage has legally ended. 

For example, where a matrimonial property is concerned and an agreement is not reached, it may prevent one or both parties from getting a mortgage, buying a future property and therefore moving on with their lives. Many people also wish to protect their assets against claims in the future by their ex-spouse.

When splitting up on amicable terms, dividing financial assets can seem like an unnecessary burden to take on. However, if finances aren’t settled at the time, rifts can sadly appear later as partners try to move on with their lives, often with new partners in the future. 

For advice on how to protect your financial  future please book an appointment with a separation and divorce finance specialist.

Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

FREE 30 minute consultation with a family lawyer

We offer a free 30 minute no obligation consultation providing you direct access with one of our professional Family Law specialists.

Your divorce & finance team

Juliet Gordon

Solicitor

Juliet qualified in 2018, and joined Goughs in April 2022. She always strives to provide calm, empathetic advice, and prioritises ensuring that her clients are updated throughout the process, aiming to exceed their expectations.

Amelia Inglis

Trainee Solicitor

Amelia joined Goughs in September 2021 as a Trainee Solicitor in the Family department, having worked as a property paralegal for three years. She has now completed her first training seat, and has begun her second seat within the Private Client department.

Natasha Miller

Solicitor

Natasha began her Training Contract with the firm in September 2019 in the family department and qualified as a Solicitor in September 2021. Natasha enjoys the human element to each case and working with clients to achieve the best possible outcome for them in what is inevitably a very difficult time in their life.

Matthew Drew

Managing Partner & Finance Partner

As an experienced lawyer in the Family Department, Matthew specialises in complex, high-value financial cases following on from divorce and separation. Matthew also has a great deal of experience in private law Children Act cases.

Rhianna Cole

Senior Associate

Rhianna has over 11 years of experience as a Family Law specialist and greatly enjoys the different aspects and challenges of this area of law. Having joined Goughs in 2013, Rhianna progressed to Associate level before becoming a Senior Associate in 2020.

Mark Hood

Solicitor & Head of Armed Forces Sector

Mark completed a twenty-year Army career in the Royal Logistic Corps as an officer before changing tack to pursue a career in the law. Mark has a particular interest in, and an understanding of the effect that life in the military has when facing relationship upheaval or other related family law problems.

Georgina Catlin

Associate Solicitor

Georgina has been practicing Family Law for over four years, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2018, and joining Goughs in 2019. Over the years she has developed a strong ability to empathise with others whilst also delivering firm and clear advice to clients to ensure their best interests are protected.

Thomas Boyce

Partner
Head of Family
Head of Farming & Rural Land

Thomas joined Goughs in April 2015, was made a Partner in 2016, and is Head of the Family department. He is an experienced family law specialist and advises a wide range of clients, both married and unmarried, on the implications of relationship breakdown.

Alice Blackmore

Associate Solicitor

Alice joined Goughs in January 2020 and was promoted to Associate in April 2021. She is experienced in dealing with all areas of family law including disputes involving children, divorce, separation, finances, and cohabitation.

 

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