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OUR EXPERTISE
RELATIONSHIP PROPERTY

A broken relationship is a tragedy. Associated money worries increase anxiety and delay recovery.

If you are in a relationship (or are thinking of a one), we can help you.

  • We will listen carefully to you, and if you like, to both of you

  • We will identify the risks to you and your partner’s assets

  • We will assist in negotiating contracting out agreements that work; isolating assets that you need to keep separate; and to be fair to your children.

Some ideas for starting the conversation if you are considering a prenuptial agreement:

  • Don’t put things off – talk earlier rather than later.

  • Recognise that you need your partner and your partner’s lawyer  to agree that your ideas are fair.

  • Balance short term comforts against long term security.

  • Seek terms that will not provoke a future grievance or dispute.

  • Where there is inequality anywhere spell out the detail with examples.

If you are separating we can:

  • Help dividing assets in a fair workable manner

  • Register your claim on land titles

  • Advise on challenging what may be unfair or oppressive

  • Navigate valuation disputes

  • Use the Family Court process to your best advantage

And again, here are some ideas for you now:

  • Get your papers in order – valuations , bank records, correspondence, budgets

  • Look for settlement strategies when one of you wants a result faster than the other

  • stay on course, and don’t be disheartened during the process

  • Refuse to allow negotiations that have no result- better to issue proceedings

  • Ask us about a realistic strategy for you.

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP

Meet our team.
Contact Chris LucasGarth Lucas, Linda Mulholland or Matthew Haggart.
Call us 03 477 8080, spend ten minutes with us and see how we can help you.

 

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