Private Wealth - Family and Divorce

Here at Goughs, we act for high net worth individuals seeking to protect their wealth upon the breakdown of their marriage or dissolution of a civil partnership. We also have a expertise in advising in disputes between unmarried couples.

Our solicitors will lead you through the process and strive to obtain the outcome which is most important to you.

Whilst the same legal principles apply to all separating couples, there are significantly different ways in how these legal principles are applied to high net worth individuals.

It is vitally important in all cases to have full disclosure of both parties’ financial circumstances before negotiations begin and it is imperative to obtain expert valuations if there is a complicated asset base including shares, complex corporate structures held in the UK, abroad or offshore. Actuarial reports may be needed when considering pension sharing.

There are other important considerations to have in mind when negotiating the best possible outcome for the immediate and long term future of the family.

This may include succession planning and the division of the family estate for the benefit of future generations. Divorce and separation can bring this into sharp focus.

We assist families in reaching an amicable agreement with regard to sharing in the care of their children, which can involve cross-border disputes.

Email today to find out how we can support you and  your family.

Ross Phillips

Ross is a partner in the family team and deputy head of private wealth.

“Ross always gave very balanced, realistic advice and listened in a compassionate and attentive way. He managed communications with the other party in a direct no nonsense way to achieve our aims whilst proactively managing costs. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Ross to others and have indeed done so on many occasions .” J.E, Chippenham