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.

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…

High-Net-Worth Divorce Settlement Examples

Most divorces are hard. But divorces become progressively difficult — and complicated — as children, property, businesses, pensions, inheritances and other assets become involved. Certain cases — high or ultra-high-net-worth divorce cases — can be some of the most complex. But what exactly do these cases involve? Our high-net-worth divorce solicitors take a look at two high-net-worth divorce settlement examples and outline what you can learn from them to ensure your divorce goes as smoothly as possible. Divorce Settlement Example 1: The UK’s Largest Settlement In 2012, Sir Chris Hohn, an English hedge-fund manager, filed for divorce against his then-spouse…

A Business Owner’s Guide to the Division of Assets in Divorce

The financial fallout of a divorce can be difficult for anyone to deal with, but for people with business assets to maintain, it can be a particularly contentious time. In this post, we’ll list a few effective tips for the division of assets in a divorce. A divorce is a challenging experience for multiple reasons. Not only is there the emotional trauma of a breakup to deal with, but the financial implications of a divorce can have a huge and long-term impact on your future. For business owners, this can pose a serious threat to financial stability as well as…

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