Divorce can be particularly complicated for High Net Worth individuals, so it is essential to seek specialist legal advice and support from divorce lawyers with specific expertise in High Net Worth divorce.
Crisp & Co’s divorce solicitors have been guiding High Net Worth people through every aspect of divorce for over two decades, giving us the experience you need to effectively handle the particular challenges these cases involve.
We can support you through every aspect of the divorce process, ensuring your interests are protected at all times. From preparing and submitting a divorce application to dealing with the complexities of divorce settlements involving high value and overseas assets and making arrangements for children, we provide an exceptional service that makes High Net Worth divorce as easy as possible.
For specialist advice and support for a High Net Worth divorce, please get in touch with our divorce solicitors in London and across the South East now by calling 0203 857 9885 or contact your local Crisp & Co office.
Our divorce services for High Net Worth individuals
Our divorce lawyers understand the many complicated issues that can be involved in divorce involving High Net Worth individuals. We can support you through every aspect of your divorce, ensuring a positive outcome for you and your loved ones.
Issuing or responding to divorce proceedings
The legal process of ending your marriage can be made more complicated by a number of issues, especially if you married or are now living outside of the UK.
We can advise you on everything you need to consider, including where to start divorce proceedings, what reasons to give in your divorce petition and how to respond to divorce proceedings initiated by your spouse.
Our goal is to expedite the process of getting divorce, allowing your divorce to go ahead as quickly and smoothly as possible so you can end your marriage and move on with your life sooner rather than later.
High Net Worth divorce settlements
Being able to reach a fair financial settlement is, understandably, one of the top concerns many High Net Worth individuals and their spouses have during divorce.
There are often a number of complicating factors that need to be taken account of, including offshore assets, business interests and inheritances. We can advice you on your legal rights, including where a pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement exists, giving you a clear picture of what you may be able to realistically achieve during a divorce settlement.
We can then guide you through the entire process of making a financial settlement, ideally with the agreement of both spouses, ensuring all of the relevant assets are included, such as pensions, trusts, properties and shares.
With our expertise in high value divorce settlements, we can help you achieve a fair settlement that provides for you and your loved ones, allowing you to make a clean break as easily as possible
Arrangements for children
In any divorce, deciding where your children will live and what contact they will have with a non-resident parent is critical. For High Net Worth divorces there are often a number of other important issues to deal with, including where the children should go to school and ensuring appropriate financial provision is made for school fees and other expenses.
It is also not unusual for one of the parents to wish to relocate, or take children abroad on trips. Because both parents will usually need to consent to the children being taken abroad, this can sometimes present a problem.
Our High Net Worth divorce lawyers can help you make arrangements for your children with your ex-partner, protecting your children’s wellbeing and your rights as a parent. Wherever possible we will do this through non-confrontational dispute resolution, but we are also highly experienced in court action related to children and divorce.
Non-confrontational dispute resolution for High Net Worth divorce
Using non-confrontational dispute resolution can save you a lot of time, money and stress, while normally helping you to preserve a better relationship with your ex-partner.
While this approach is almost always the easiest for everyone involved, it can be particularly beneficial if you have children together who can be negatively affected by acrimonious divorce proceedings or any on going conflict or ill-feeling between their parents.
Divorce mediation for High Net Worth individuals
This is now the most commonly used approach for divorce and involves you and your spouse sitting down for a series of meetings with a trained, neutral third-party known as a mediator.
The aim of these meetings will be to discuss any points of conflict, such as your divorce settlement or arrangements for children, and come to a voluntary agreement with your former partner over how those issues should be resolved.
You will usually need to at least consider mediation before being allowed to take your divorce through the courts. You will need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) to learn about mediation and see if it could be suitable for your divorce.
Mediation is generally the fastest and least expensive way to resolve the practical issues involved in divorce, but because you do not have immediate access to your own legal counsel during the sessions it may not be ideal where there are complicated issues to resolve. In such cases, collaborative law may be a better choice.
Collaborative law for High Net Worth divorce
This can be a very effective option for couples with significant and/or complex assets. This allows both spouses to sit down with the support of their own lawyers to negotiate the practical details of the divorce, including making a financial settlement and arrangements for children.
This approach allow you to keep things friendly, minimise conflict and keep control of the process while also giving you immediate access to your own lawyer’s specialist advice and guidance. That way, you can be confident you are not agreeing to anything that could undermine your best interests.