What if my partner tries to hide money in our divorce proceedings?
Sarah French | 05.09.2019
You may have started the business or been running it for some time, and believe that what you’ve put in should remain entirely yours. If your spouse was running the business, you may feel your support entitles you to a share. It can be difficult to reconcile both sides of the argument.
There are two aspects to this: your personal relationship and the business aspect. A divorce which involves a company will need a specialist solicitor with business expertise. Sometimes there are complicated company structures, which can make distributing assets to settle a divorce complex and challenging. It’s important to protect the integrity of the company as far as possible, so its ability to trade is not compromised, while still managing the spouse’s expectations.
As leaders in divorce and business law, with expert collaborative lawyers and mediators, we can find practical solutions that are acceptable to both parties, usually without going to court.
We are well qualified to advise you in this area, as a firm that is recognised as leaders in the South of England both for divorce and business law. We can also bring in our colleagues from other parts of the firm, such as our tax experts who can advise on the most tax-efficient way of transferring assets. As many of our clients are company directors and business owners, we have considerable relevant experience.
Our teams also include accredited mediators and collaborative lawyers, and experts in alternative dispute resolution, so we are able to use our combined skills to help you achieve a fair and practical solution, ideally without having to go to court.