Author: Clayton Miller

Clayton spent five years working in family law with a firm in Australia before moving to the UK in 1999. He deals with all aspects of family law, specialising in all family matters, offshore trusts, company structures, international law, prenuptial agreements, high net worth cases and cohabitation law.

What Are My Rights to Property after Separation?

Updated March 2020 Separation — whether you opt for a separation agreement or a divorce — can be an emotional time. On top of this, couples need to decide how to split their assets, including money and the marital home. But what are your rights to property after a separation? Deciding who gets the marital home can be difficult to agree on, especially if there are children involved or your name isn’t on the mortgage or rent payments. The matter of rights to property is equally as complicated if a couple isn’t married. If you’ve been in a relationship and…

The Critical Importance of Bespoke Legal Services

Updated December 2019 Legal matters can be a complicated and stressful process that has the potential to impact the rest of your life — so it’s safe to say that you need a lawyer in your corner who’s up to the job. Bespoke legal services are essential to achieve a positive resolution, but you’ll also benefit from the knowledge and advice you pick up along the way. With family law matters such as divorce, child law, finance or anything else, your choice of legal representation is a vital decision that should never be rushed. You may be quick to assume…

Divorce without Court: The Benefits of Avoiding a Hostile Break-Up

Due to the emotional trauma and financial impact of a marriage breaking down, every divorce has the potential to become hostile. Unfortunately, this is counterproductive for a number of reasons, and you can definitely benefit from a divorce without court proceedings. Every divorce is different; some people can divide their assets and go their separate ways without any complications while for others, the process is a lengthy affair that requires a court to make crucial decisions. This tends to occur when a couple is unable to agree on certain aspects of the divorce, such as the division of assets or…

How to Protect Your Assets before and during a Divorce

The breakdown of a marriage is a difficult experience, but the majority of the stress during a divorce comes from negotiating the division of matrimonial assets. In this post, we discuss how to protect your assets before and during a divorce. You and your spouse will have accumulated a vast range of assets over the course of your marriage, all of which will be included in the concluding financial settlement. A divorce can have a pretty hefty financial impact on those involved, so it’s not uncommon for one party to attempt to secure certain assets before the divorce has been…

How to Get the Most out of a Divorce Settlement: 4 Expert Tips

A divorce is a difficult time for many reasons, but it’s also an opportunity for a fresh start and the prospect of an exciting future. However, to do so, you’ll need to be in a good place financially. In this post, we’ll provide some expert tips on how to get the most out of a divorce settlement.  A divorce settlement serves as the final legal agreement between a married couple to document the terms of their divorce. This will include the division of marital assets such as savings, property, child maintenance and shares, as well as any business assets. The…

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