Separation from a spouse or partner can be a difficult and stressful process in any event, but when this is combined with sorting out the division of business, property, investments and other valuable assets there are likely to be complications well beyond the underlying issues of divorce and separation. Unfortunately money can create and fuel disputes which if not properly managed, as the press so often show, can get horribly out of hand and cause massive harm and cost to all involved and the families around them; sometimes with the lawyers being the main winners. The situation can be particularly damaging where disputes over businesses are involved and these can sometimes affect their value or even their viability. Raworths Family Law provides sound specialist advice to help you navigate around these risks.
Obviously a collaborative approach between you and your partner is the best way to deal with these issues and, if goodwill and the emotional side of things allow this, there are a variety of processes that can be used, including negotiation, the Collaborative Law process and mediation. Apart from where this is necessary, having to ask a court to decide issues should be the last resort. A key requirement for sorting things out in this way is trust, honesty and openness, if this is not present then things may have to be dealt with in other ways.
Where there are assets and wealth there is very often complexity.We are used to dealing with urban and rural property; agricultural land; trusts and wills; interests in businesses; share portfolios; overseas investments and other valuable assets. Valuations are very often necessary and where there is doubt enquiries may have to be made, and in difficult cases assets may have to be chased or protected. All this may take some time. You have a range of potential remedies available to you to deal with difficult situations; many through the courts. We are used to using these when required.
We see our job as being to provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that someone who knows what they are doing is looking after you, and reducing the risks and solving the problems produced by your relationship breakdown. Whatever happens we aim to take a firm but fair approach to help you look after yourself and those around you; including any children.
Raworths Family Law are family law specialist, but we have the added advantage of being surrounded by other long established specialist Units within Raworths dealing with Corporate Law; Trusts; Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property; Civil Disputes and Employment Law. This means that whatever happens we are very well equipped to help you reach a fair deal and protect the interests of yourself and those around you.