Advising on the financial aspects of divorce


Settling the finances following divorce

Settling the finances following divorce

We are frequently asked to advise on the financial aspects of separation and divorce. Our reports are credible, robust and always grounded in reality. We have particular experience of dealing with ultra high net worth families (“uhnw divorce”), as evidenced by the reported case and testimonials below.


We recognise that following divorce the circumstances are often very delicate as there may have been a loss of trust. We are always careful to approach our work with sensitivity but with the aim of presenting the financial position in a comprehensive and accurate manner.


We regularly work with leading family law firms and have extensive experience in providing party-appointed and single joint expert reports for use in negotiations and court hearings. Our founder is a member of Resolution.


Our range of services on divorce

We aim to provide clear and authoritative reports on areas such as the:

  • Income and other resources available to the parties for spousal periodical payments and child maintenance;

  • Standard of living enjoyed during the marriage to assist the parties in determining spousal periodical payments;

  • Business Valuations – to establish the resources available from business interests in private companies, partnerships and/or unincorporated businesses

  • Asset Tracing – used to establish the original source of the parties’ assets as well as identifying potential non-disclosure;

  • Presenting financial statements setting out the parties’ total separate and joint assets, liabilities, income and outgoings, to assist the parties with agreeing their division; and

  • Attending mediations, negotiations and other processes intended to bring about an early resolution

  • Tax considerations arising from the proposed settlement.

  • Giving oral expert evidence in court


Evidence in a leading reported family law cases

While most cases settle by negotiation or following a mediation, experts have given evidence in Court on several occasions. For example, our founder, Charles Lazarevic, gave oral evidence in the landmark case of Prest v Prest [2011] EWHC 2956 (Fam). The related case involving a trust company, Petrodel, eventually progressed to the Supreme Court and provided guidance on the application of the corporate veil in family law cases.

Expert evidence in reported judgments
Reported Judgments

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What our clients say about us


Testimonial
Michael leads the divorce practice at this major firm

I spoke to Charles some years ago and identified him as the ‘go-to’ person when I needed to investigate or to present the financial position of high net worth individuals in reports and in court.


His reports are carefully prepared and supported by thorough research.


I would not hesitate in recommending him for big money and complex matrimonial cases.


Michael Pulford
Partner, Pinsent Mason LLP


Jamie Forbes-Wilson
Jamie, one of Vero’s client

I wanted to thank you sincerely for the help that you provided. It has been a pleasure to get to know you and I have enjoyed our various meetings. The insights and advice that you were able to provide me with during my divorce negotiations were invaluable. Should any of my friends be unfortunate enough to go through a similar situation, I would not hesitate to recommend you.


James Forbes-Wilson
Portfolio Manager, UK Equities

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