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Thames Valley Family/Matrimonial
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2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Debenhams Ottaway

Our family team advises on high value and complex divorces and financial settlements involving significant personal assets, with complicated business interests and challenging child arrangements, often involving an international element.


We work with individuals, parents, couples and grandparents in Hertfordshire, London, across the UK and internationally, guiding people sensitively and proactively through what is often a difficult time for the entire family. Our collaboratively trained lawyers deal with all family issues.


Our services include
•Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
•Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution
•International and Expatriate Divorce and Separation
•Divorce and Marital Finance Settlements
•Cohabitation and Living Together Agreements
•Separation Agreements for Unmarried Couples
•Disputes concerning arrangements for children
•International Relocation of children
•Variation of spousal and Child Maintenance claims



Chambers Review

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Family/Matrimonial - Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds
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What the team is known for

Distinguished firm frequently advising on high-value financial remedy proceedings involving trusts, overseas assets and pensions, as well as assisting with the creation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Additionally handles a range of children law matters, including child maintenance, residence and potential abduction issues. Able to provide clients with the benefit of its wider capabilities in private wealth matters.

Strengths

One client enthuses that the team at Debenhams Ottaway is "a pleasure to deal with in every way."

A client also states: "The service I have had has been nothing short of excellent."

Notable practitioners

Helen Young is a leading lawyer in high-value financial remedy proceedings and child relocation cases. She also has notable experience in negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements between couples.
"Helen Young is knowledgeable, reliable, considerate and trustworthy; she has provided a first-class service, helping me through a very difficult divorce." "I have found her to be knowledgeable and thorough, and her attention to detail has been outstanding."

Natalie Lester is well placed to assist clients with financial remedy proceedings, often involving overseas assets, as well as disputes concerning Child Arrangements Orders.
"Natalie  Lester has been fantastic. I have found her so reassuring and knowledgeable. I've been confident throughout the process that she is working hard to achieve my desired outcomes with resolution at the heart of the decision making, all whilst giving very good advice."

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Helen Young

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