Our Family Team is very experienced in helping clients to deal with critical events in their lives and the legal and financial consequences.
When advising on relationship breakdown, separation, divorce and issues involving children, we provide clear, objective counsel. We understand the emotional nature and destructive potential of those events for all concerned. Our clients include married couples, children and unmarried couples. We can also advise those starting new relationships on cohabitation, civil partnerships, pre-nuptial and pre-partnership agreements.
Many of our clients have international backgrounds and we have particular experience of dealing with cross-border cases.
Our experienced family team advises on cross-border divorce, custody and pre and post-nuptial agreements. We have excellent relationships with lawyers, trustees and banks around the world which is essential if an international estate is to be managed effectively and efficiently.
We aim to guide clients sympathetically and discreetly through this complex and rapidly changing area of the law. By adopting a pragmatic and balanced but firm approach to negotiations, we minimise conflict and hostility.
Increasingly, negotiating the right settlement is dependent on dealing with complex issues such as splitting the family business. In order to achieve the best result it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the commercial issues, the use of trusts and the implications of various tax structures. At LBMW, we can offer the right level of expertise by drawing on the experience of specialists in other teams who often provide advice on property, tax, and business issues. We can therefore be sure that our clients receive the full service they require.
Where personal relationships or children are involved, distress and anxiety can be minimized by a sensitive approach, careful analysis of your needs, and prompt legal action when required. It is often best to obtain professional advice as early as possible so that you know exactly where you stand and can plan accordingly.