These are just some examples which we as family lawyers have to factor into our advice.
Anything acquired during the marriage could potentially be shared between both parties. It is vital for athletes to know how much money and property they have and when they obtained them. We regularly work alongside financial advisors and accountants to ensure that a clear and accurate picture of the overall financial position is obtained, including details of any pending liabilities such as significant tax bills, and to ensure that a fair settlement is reached.
Against that background, what provision can be made for their future and that of their wives, partners and children? When relationships break down, where are they all going to live and what are they going to live on?
On top of all that, the press are often very keen on obtaining as much information as they can about the private lives of sportsmen and their families. Privacy and confidentiality are both vital and so is the need to move quickly and effectively to curb unwarranted press invasion into private lives.