Simple Counsel

While it may seem impossible for partners in a marriage to resolve their difficulties, it can be possible in some family situations to resolve conflicts in amicable ways that allow for sensible decisions to be made. Children ought to be the most important consideration yet are sometimes overlooked or manipulated (intentionally or not) within an acrimonious divorce where the parties are far apart in respect of the finances and housing issues, we explore with our clients their rights and help them to work out their priorities to best protect and safeguard what matter most and to avoid disruption, dissipation and hostility whenever possible.

Prudent Advice

In matters which are close to the heart, it is prudent for our office to provide advice on how the laws around divorce and children may be applied. Our firm sees it as our duty to advise not only on the law and how the Court may determine the issues in any one case but also to try and work towards sensible courses of action within the parameters of acceptability so the parties may find a workable resolution.

Reasonable Decisions

For two people who have made the decision to divorce and chosen to do this in the most straightforward way possible, Sinels can simplify the process by offering fixed fees to afford our clients clarity and certainty. At a time when personal financial situations are under strain, our structured and cost-efficient approach can alleviate concerns over and above those brought about through the separation, allowing a focus on the best possible outcome for both.

Contact Us

Family/Matrimonial Services

High-Net-Worth Divorces with Complex Structures

The aim in all divorce proceedings is to get a fair settlement for both parties with the minimal amount of angst, disruption and expenditure. We have specialised in this area for many years and have a unique skill set for dealing with matters of this nature. As we have done it all before we know what skills to include, namely intelligence gathering, accountancy support, soft skills to assist the clients and because we are commercial litigators, hard skills including the ability to obtain injunctions, search orders and third party disclosure orders in extreme cases.

Breakdowns, Divorce and Separation

When relationships within families reach breaking point, emotions can run high and it can be a most confusing and difficult time for everyone involved. Sinels provides a calm dignified presence and welcome clarity in the most trying of family circumstances.

Financial Settlements and Ancillary Relief

In the process of divorcing a spouse, financial settlements can be achieved in a number of ways. One of these is negotiation and this can be done without applying to a court. If, however, there is no agreement, an order may be sought for ancillary relief. Sinels have represented clients (high-net-worth and not) in both scenarios - tough only if we need to be.

Mediation and Family / Financial Dispute Resolution

Family mediation is a helpful mechanism for the making of arrangements and resolving of financial disputes for families with regards to financial matters, whether it’s between husband and wife, parents or step-parents and children or grandparents. Sinels is trusted by families to advise in situations that are better suited to mediation than a lengthy court process.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

It is well known that high-net-worth individuals who decide to marry often look for ways to protect their personal assets and to create stability within the relationship so that it might be possible to avoid future uncertainty, the expense of litigation and the intrusiveness of a legal process should things fall apart.