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Debenhams Ottaway

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Frequently advises 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 and contact issues. Able to provide clients with the benefit of its wider capabilities in private wealth matters.

Strengths

One source describes the group as "a truly progressive team of energetic, forward-thinking lawyers who ensure a seamless client experience."

Notable practitioners

Helen Young focuses on handling financial arrangements and disputes related to marriage and divorce. She regularly advises on high-value financial remedy proceedings as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements between couples. Sources praise her ability to "work constructively towards solutions" as well as her "wonderfully calming manner, which puts clients immediately at ease no matter the situation."

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Overview

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



Members

Young, Helen (Head of Department)

Family/Matrimonial Department

Debenhams Ottaway

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Department location

Ivy House

107 St Peter's Street

St Albans

Hertfordshire

UK

AL1 3EW

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Family/Matrimonial


Helen Young
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