Elisabeth HoweSenior Associate Solicitor
Specialist in family law and Accredited Family Mediator.
I’m a Senior Associate in the family team, and act as a family mediator undertaking case work, as well as supervising and mentoring junior solicitors.
Complex issues involving pension and business structures are matters I deal with frequently, as well as other financial and child issues following relationship breakdowns. I also deal with the implementation of asset protection measures including drafting “living together” agreements, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and separation agreements.
I’m an Accredited Family Mediator, and in addition to traditional separation and divorce work I undertake a substantial amount of mediation work.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
All couples contemplating marriage, irrespective of their financial or other circumstances, and well before they fix a date for their marriage, should consider the need and suitability of a Prenup.
People are understandably anxious about how their assets will be divided, what will happen to the family home and who will care for the children.
Qualified mediators and senior associates, Elisabeth Howe and Maria Ramon, are able to assess a couple's suitability for mediation, with the authority to sign FM1 forms to permit court applications to be pursued where necessary.
Any change to the law and procedure which encourages parents to focus on their children’s needs is a positive step and will be welcomed by all family lawyers.
Accredited by The Law Society - family mediation
Member of the College of Mediators
Accredited Members of Family Mediation Council
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