What will happen to my business when we divorce?

Tamsin Caine talks to Chris about how a couple's or individual's business is considered when couples divorce. They discuss how it will be valued, how a court might view it and the options open to couples where one or both of them have their own business.Chris heads the Family Law team at Clarke Willmott, Manchester following joining them as Partner in January 2018. He regularly deals with the issues that arise for an individual following the breakdown of a relationship, in relation to divorce/civil partnership dissolution, their financial affairs and their children.Chris provides advice on complex financial cases; often involving business interests, trusts, foreign assets and pensions. He has extensive experience in a wide range of disputes involving children and also advises unmarried couples in relation to separation and cohabitation issues. He has particular experience of cases where disputes arise about inherited wealth and assets acquired pre-marriage, the value of businesses and the tracing of ‘hidden’ or overseas assets.Chris offers a personal and tailored service to meet an individual’s specific needs, listen to their objectives and provide an excellent level of service with the warmth and respect delicate issues require, ensuring that they understand each and every step taken. Testament to this is the fact that the majority of his work is generated through recommendations by previous clients and professional contacts.Chris is a member of Resolution. He is also a regular “go-to” expert commentator on divorce and separation matters. His comments and legal insights from a divorce perspective on the recent Ashley Madison data breach were covered in a number of national media – including primetime BBC News and Sky News. Contact Chris.longbottom@clarkewillmott.com or 0345 209 1775.Director of Financial Planning and Chartered Financial Planner Tamsin Caine has a strong background of over 15 years within the financial services profession. She began Smart Divorce following her own experience with divorce; she now advises people in the same situation as she once was, enabling them to take back control of their life and finances. Smart Divorce website is www.smartdivorce.co.uk. Contact her by email tamsin@smartdivorce.co.uk.Support the show (http://www.smartdivorce.co.uk)

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