The Creation of Security

Such settlements, while useful for the rich and famous, can provide anyone who wishes to protect their assets or a particular asset with an agreement that does this.

It may even be tailored to ensure that things as minute as pet ownership are properly identified, avoiding an acrimonious dispute over same should the relationship break down. Some relationships do break down, in which case dissolution needs to be achieved as painlessly and cheaply as possible. A well drafted pre-nuptial agreement can help a lot.

Clarity of Purpose

The aim is always to create a sense of simplicity and predictability that will prevail should the parties choose to go their separate ways at some unknown future date. Since couples may be together for many years before a pre-nuptial agreement is revisited, the drafting has to provide as much clarity around potentially contentious issues as is humanly possible.

Financial Provisions

Pre-nuptial agreements may need to cover more generous provisions than the current state of the financial situations of both parties at the time of marriage may suggest. There is no way to foresee the specific financial circumstances the married persons will find themselves in at the time of a future separation or divorce.

Sinels provides guidance in drafting pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements as to both the broad strokes and the finer details, to safeguard each of the parties.

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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.