Experiencing a breakdown of communications

Mr H - Divorce & Financial Settlement:

Mr H instructed Laura Robinson to attend to his divorce.  However he also required assistance attending to financial matters with regards to the matrimonial assets.  He had concerns given his wife's previous suggestions for settlement.  The matrimonial assets were in excess of £1.1million and a settlement was able to be reached without court proceedings.  Mr H's priority was to retain his pensions.  Following the settlement this was achieved together with the client receiving a lump sum of £100,000.00.  This together with the fact that the wife still retained enough funds from the sale of the former matrimonial home to purchase another property for herself and the parties remained amicable.  The overall settlement exceeded the expectations of the client. 

Mrs W - Child Proceedings:

Mrs W contacted Laura Robinson very distressed following an incident that occurred over the weekend with her husband.  The parties had separated and the husband had taken their three young children and would not disclose his whereabouts.  The client was six months pregnant with their fourth child.  The client was concerned as her husband had been suffering with his mental health and she was concerned for both his and the children's safety.  An application to court was therefore made on an emergency without notice basis that day and an order was obtained for the immediate return of the children to their mother.  There were possible concerns of an attempted abduction overseas and therefore the passports were also ordered to be surrendered and the police were notified. Given the risks, the port entries were notified to secure the children's welfare and the children were returned to the care of their mother the following day.  The speed and sufficiency of the application was vital in obtaining the best outcome for the client.  Prior to instructing Laura Robinson the client had attempted to seek advice elsewhere without success and any further delays in assistance could have resulted in a detrimental outcome for the family.