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Family & Divorce

Property And Maintenance
Claims For Children

Having a child is a life-changing event. Parents invariably want the best for their children, and with this comes a financial commitment.

When two people have a child together, provision has to be made for that child – even if the parents don’t stay together, or if they weren’t planning on having a family. We understand that great wealth brings with it a host of complexities, in addition to the ordinary problems that parents can face when they try and work out their children’s future in the wake of a separation.

Financial provision for a child may include:

  • Lump sum payments
  • A home
  • Ongoing maintenance payments
  • School fees and other expenses

For individuals with a high net worth, the details of these settlements can become very complicated. When an individual has a high public profile, there is also the added complication of potential media attention.

At all times, we promise expert guidance and absolute discretion. Whether you are making a claim or opposing one, we have the experience necessary to secure a fair settlement for both you and your child.

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Experience handling media interest in high profile cases
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Ursula Danagher +44 (0)207 650 3891

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Our team is made up of some of the country's most highly regarded family law experts who can help you navigate the complex issues of high value child maintenance claims to ensure the best outcome for you and your family. Meet The Team

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Financial Responsibilities

Many people are unaware of the potential financial responsibilities that may come with having a child. This can especially come as a surprise when that child is unplanned, or the parents were not in a relationship at the time. However, a court treats these details as irrelevant in determining the financial settlement for the child: for this reason, it’s very important to have experts on your side.

If your income exceeds the threshold set out by the Child Maintenance Service, the court can make ‘top-up’ orders. This threshold is quite low relative to the earnings of a high-net-worth individual, so it’s more than likely you will be dealing with additional concerns, including lump sum payments, property, and ongoing financial support to cover expenses such as school fees and other lifestyle costs.

This can have a considerable effect on your financial affairs, including significant tax consequences – especially when property is involved. We work closely with our expert colleagues to ensure that the tax ramifications of any settlement are fully understood and taken into account.

Working Together  

High value child maintenance settlements can quickly become complex and require skilled negotiation and court representation to achieve a favourable result.

Similarly, high-net-worth settlements can attract considerable media interest, especially if you have a public profile – which can be an added strain in an already challenging time. We are experienced in handling these cases and can guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality, whilst working expediently to achieve the best result for our client.  

While we encourage a constructive approach of negotiation, we are not afraid to take matters to court when needs be. We are tough litigators but we are also good listeners – we understand that each client’s need is different, and we will take the time to understand their situation, whether they are making a claim or opposing one.

Whatever the need, we work creatively as a team to deliver a singular and comprehensive client service that is unrivalled.  

Contact Our Private Wealth Specialists

Our Private Wealth team is based in London and across the country, and can be reached on 0800 456 1912. Our experts will be happy to discuss your situation at your discretion and advise on how we can best support you.

Awards & Accreditations

Leading Firm - Chambers & Partners 2017
Private Client Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2017
eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2017
Recommended Firm - Citywealth Leader's List 2016
Leading Firm - Legal 500 2016
Private Client Team of the Year - The British Legal Awards 2016
Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year (Full Service) - 2017 Magic Circle Awards

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