As the heir or heiress to a family fortune, you will understand the importance of protecting your wealth for future generations. Under English family law, non-matrimonial property such as inheritances or family trusts is not exempt on divorce. The court will be able to make orders against such property to meet your partner’s needs.
The outcome of your case will depend on your exact circumstances, but the court may well find that you have an obligation to maintain your spouse from your family’s money. The court may also put pressure on family trusts to meet your spouse’s capital and income needs.
Vardags for heirs and heiresses
Vardags have significant experience representing heirs and heiresses in family law proceedings. We have worked with beneficiaries to family trusts and those set to inherit multi-million pound fortunes. Whether from English or foreign families, we have helped them preserve their assets in the face of the English court’s wide-ranging ability to make financial awards.
From the outset, we will be focused on your desire to preserve your family’s wealth for future generations. We will help you to value your interest in family property appropriately, and accurately argue what you will, and will not receive. We will help you demonstrate what your spouse realistically needs from a settlement and what they might be able to generate or contribute for themselves.
We understand that you and your family want to avoid making payments to an ex-spouse. We will help you find the best way to protect yourself and your family wealth.
Vardags team for heirs and heiresses
Vardags director Charlie Bell is experienced in a range of high net worth cases, including advising heirs and heiress in relation to divorce claims. He has worked on numerous cases involving family trusts and companies. Head of Private Client Chris Hall is also able to advise in relation to trust structures.