Specialist advice on divorce for footballers and sports professionals
Stowe Family Law understands that divorce for footballers and sports professionals is especially complicated compared to the wider population. They have to take things into account that most other people do not when weighing their options.
The first is what assets and wealth they have. The top tier professionals in the field are likely to have high earnings and assets of significant value. However, 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. This firm regularly deals with cases involving complex assets and investments or trusts based in the UK or overseas.
As athletes retire much younger than the wider population, it is vital to make sure that any financial settlement reflects that reality. It would be unrealistic to assume that maintenance for ex-spouses or children could stay at a high level once the large pay cheques stop coming in.
Privacy is important for pretty much everyone when dealing with matters as sensitive as divorce or child arrangements. Stowe Family Law has built a reputation for absolute discretion when it comes to our clients, and can advise on several out of court routes such as arbitration, mediation and collaborative law.
Essentially David was committed to not letting my case stall at any stage. In David Milburn we find a highly astute premier league divorce lawyer. Very highly recommended.’ – 2016 Client
For those high net worth individuals planning to get married, we would strongly advise them to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement with their partner before they do so. The prenuptial agreement will set out what the financial arrangements will be in the event that the marriage should end in divorce. For those already married, it is possible to enter into a postnuptial agreement which again will set out how the assets will be divided on divorce. This firm regularly advises on pre- and postnuptial agreements for wealthy individuals wanting to protect their assets in the event of a divorce.
The firm has many top family lawyers with years of experience dealing with big money cases and those involving public figures, including football players. They understand the intricacies and complications that come with the large sums of money and national attention of these professions and can help guide people through it as painlessly as possible.
For specialist advice and strategic planning please call 01423 532600 and speak to one of our family lawyers. Alternatively you can enquire via email.