As a company executive you will want to protect the assets you have built up during your career. You will also want to protect your future incentives and vesting options. All are vulnerable on divorce.
The English court views marriage as a partnership. It will look to share the wealth accumulated during the marriage equally between parties – including options earned but not yet vested. Property earned or acquired prior to the start of the marriage, or from sources such as inheritance, will be viewed as non-matrimonial and used only in relation to your partner’s needs.
Depending on your circumstances, it is also likely that you will have to maintain your spouse from your future income, particularly if they are unable to meet their own financial needs.
With our corporate expertise, in-house financial forensics team, and over a decade of experience of high-end family law, Vardags knows how to protect your assets better than any other firm. Representing you, we will work with your personal priorities in mind to obtain the best possible result for your case.
We understand how to challenge the values and liquidity of remuneration packages, including future options and pension provisions, as well as earning potential. We will help you to structure a settlement which protects your capital and minimises the amount of your future income which you are spending on your spouse.
Working with highly skilled and experienced teams, Vardags has firm directors who specialise in divorce for company executives.
Senior director Georgina Hamblin is known among her former clients for her absolute commitment to her cases and as a truly safe pair of hands. Her phenomenal track record includes billion pound cases, representing numerous high-profile businessmen and women, as well as precedent-setting cases involving complicated finances and multiple jurisdictions.
Emma Gill has represented CEOs of multi-million pound companies, entrepreneurs, and business owners to resounding success. Highly sought after for her razor-sharp intelligence and practicality balanced with tact, she regularly works on complex cases that deal with share valuations, option schemes, trusts, foreign properties, and pension funds.