Professional sports people require family law support with consideration to their lifestyle and the lives they lead. JMR Solicitors can provide the necessary legal help for them.
There are a few cases that have distinct essential components as to mark them out from the ordinary ones. This includes cases related to professional sportsmen and women as special circumstances need to be taken into consideration. JMR solicitors in Manchester can help sportspeople get the best results when you bring a family law case to us.
What is different about family law for footballers?
Most professional football players that approach us for legal help in a family law matter, will be young, often have brief relationships and many have a limited time for their earning capacity, although substantial. They usually have a luxurious lifestyle and little capital. If any children are involved, family breakups for footballers will usually result in a dependency lasting beyond the footballer’s playing career.
Divorce law for footballers
When divorce proceedings take place, the footballer will frequently be confronted with ambitious claims that are excessive from liquid capital. The resolution formulated in several cases, is that the claimant’s housing needs are seen to from a share of the existing capital plus a mortgage guaranteed by the footballer and payment of maintenance in a sum significantly beyond day to day needs.
This allows the claimant to pay off the mortgage during the player’s career and to save a sum of money to live comfortably after the player’s retirement. This result is applied especially where there are young children. The legal term for this set up is stockpiling.
Pre-nuptial agreements for footballers
For the footballer who wishes to get married a pre-nuptial agreement can be helpful in restricting such claims. If you are a footballer transferring from abroad to a club in England or Wales and you are already married, then we advise that you negotiate a post-nuptial agreement.
Unmarried Footballers and Family Law for those with and without children
Those footballers who are not married fall into two categories. Those with no children have no financial responsibility towards their partners beyond acquired rights (such as sharing the equity in a jointly owned home).
Where children are involved a form of stockpiling is used. The variance between the divorcing player and the unmarried one is that any property acquired at the end of cohabitation will be sold once the children leave the home and the sale proceeds are reimbursed to the footballer and the maintenance for the children’s main carer will be both a lesser amount and will last only until the children have turned 18.
JMR Solicitors will negotiate your footballer’s family law case on your behalf
Cases involving footballers have other special features we come across regularly. One of the most popular encounters is the negotiation of visiting time for the children with the football player.
With football games no longer the reserve of a weekly 3 o’clock Saturday kick off, weekends are taken into consideration with some weekday arrangements too.
JMR Solicitors aim to provide an easier guidance from the beginning to overcome any major challenges with discreet, hands-on advice. Our job is to get you’re the best solution in a discreet manner, so you can get on with your daily footballer’s lifestyle.
For a no obligation consultation, please contact us on 0161 491 3933 or visit us at www.jmrsolicitors.com.