Divorce and Trusts Solicitors
Divorce and trusts
Justin Law are a regional, top-tier specialist firm of family law solicitors. Family law is all we do, so whatever your situation it will be familiar to us. Our divorce lawyers can handle a broad range of family law matters from uncontested divorce to complex asset division.
One of the unique expertise of our divorce solicitors is their knowledge on trusts and family trusts settlements during a divorce.
All of our divorce and trusts clients are offered a free initial meeting with no time limit.
Trusts and divorce
A trust is set up by a settlor and looked after and administered by trustees on behalf of the beneficiaries. It has a separate legal identity. A key feature of a trust is that neither the husband or wife, owns the assets of the trust in the way that they legally own their house, car or savings.
How trust funds are dealt with in divorce depends on the circumstances of the trust and the case. The Court has a wide discretion when deciding what should be considered and in a range of circumstances, the power to vary or rewrite the trust agreement.
Trusts can add a level of complexity to divorce negotiations or court proceedings but sometimes they can be the source of a solution that enables both parties to move on with their lives.
Family trusts and a divorce
A family trust may have been set up to pass assets down from one generation to another, often to save on taxes. If you or your ex-partner have a beneficial interest in a trust, it has to be disclosed. This does not automatically mean that the trust will vulnerable to an order by the Court, but it will avoid criticism from the Court for a failure to provide full and frank disclosure.
If the trust was created before the marriage the Court will look at the history of the trust and why it was established.
In such circumstances the Court may be less willing to make orders that place pressure on the trust unless the needs of the non-beneficiary spouse cannot be met from other assets.
There are many different types of trusts and they will each be treated differently so you will need a family trust solicitor to help advise upon the terms and affect insofar as any relationship breakdown is concerned.
Justin Law Solicitors has extensive experience in dealing with:
Offshore employee benefit trusts
Our divorce and trusts solicitors can help you
Justin Law are skilled at negotiating financial settlements and settling financial disputes between parties – including the division of savings, assets and the family home. Avoid financial mistakes in your divorce with help from our expert lawyers and accountants
We can help
We appreciate that separations can be distressing. Our family law team are both experienced and sensitive and will explain your options and their consequences clearly and carefully. We can also meet you outside normal business hours.
Trusts can be extremely complex with large amounts of money at stake so legal advice at an early stage is very important.
We have experience in cases involving trusts as part of the financial proceedings in the UK and offshore and have helped to protect beneficiaries of a trust or those seeking to include a trust in a financial award.
We advise trustees who are brought into divorce matters how to engage with the English courts because they may wish to co-operate but not subject themselves to the authority of the courts.
Justin Law Solicitors provide quality advice at an affordable rate enabling a broad range of clients to manage the financial negotiations effectively.
Whatever your legal requirements, our divorce and family law solicitors are on hand to provide clear, informed and professional advice.
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Why not call us today on 01753 325100 to arrange your no obligation consultation?
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Justin Law Solicitors are based in Slough and we always welcome clients to meet us in our offices. However we serve clients nationally and internationally, we have handled complex matters working remotely just as well as we would for local clients. We are proud to be a local law firm, and now we can be your local law firm, wherever you are in England and Wales, or further abroad
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Justin Law Solicitors Limited
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