Meet the Di­vorce Lawyer

Meet some of the Cotswolds most ex­pe­ri­enced di­vorce lawyers, here to help and ad­vise you on get­ting through th­ese dif­fi­cult times.

Cotswold Life - - COTSWOLD FAMILY -

BEV­ER­LEY MOR­RIS LODDERS SOLIC­I­TORS

Bev­er­ley is an eq­uity part­ner, col­lab­o­ra­tively trained lawyer and head of the fam­ily team at Lodders. She merged her prac­tice, Di­vorce & Fam­ily Law Prac­tice with Lodders in July 2017. She has been con­sis­tently recog­nised by Le­gal 500 and Cham­bers and Part­ners over the years in her field of ex­per­tise.

What is your ca­reer his­tory?

My work­ing life has been de­voted to fam­ily law. In the lat­ter 15 years I’ve con­cen­trated on fi­nan­cial cases par­tic­u­larly those in­volv­ing com­plex is­sues. I’ve been to the Court of Ap­peal on many oc­ca­sions and this year had a case progress to the Supreme Court.

What ser­vices do you pro­vide?

My team cov­ers all as­pects of fam­ily law. I spe­cialise in fi­nan­cial cases and have seen a marked in­crease in en­quiries re­lat­ing to prenup­tial and post­nup­tial agree­ments. Of­ten it is the val­u­a­tion of as­sets in cases which causes sig­nif­i­cant dif­fi­culty - it can be very hard to put a value on a pri­vate lim­ited com­pany and fre­quently ex­perts’ opin­ions vary widely.

What ad­vice would you give to cou­ples/fam­i­lies go­ing through this process?

Court should be the last re­sort – it is stress­ful, un­cer­tain and costly. To ne­go­ti­ate a set­tle­ment should al­ways be the ob­jec­tive as the court is a blunt in­stru­ment and what par­ties can agree to, the court some­times does not have the power to im­pose.

Glen­sanda House, 1 Mont­pel­lier Pa­rade, Chel­tenham, GL50 1UA 01242 228370 | bev­er­ley.mor­[email protected] | www.lodders.co.uk

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