Deciphering the City Professional’s Income/Contract

We have vast experience in assisting city professionals and their spouses with financial settlements upon the breakdown of their relationship.


The City Professionals usually have complex income packages and employment contracts. Their package can include share options, vested and unvested shares, drawings, dividends and benefits in kind.


The owner of a business may have low income but have extensive assets in the business. We work with professionals to ensure that we understand the full meaning of any packages and/or business set up so that fair settlement can be reached.


When acting for the wife of a city professional, we aim to ensure that we are furnished with all the details of income positions now and in the future so that any settlement reached caters to all future income or capital to be achieved.

When acting for the City Professional, we aim to ensure that no unreasonable settlement is readily causing difficulties in the future. We aim to take into account any risks they may face.


Our team of expert barristers, forensic accountants, business valuers provide the best advice available to achieve the best for our city clients.


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Shortlands is a boutique family law firm with over 20 years of experience in dealing with the trials and tribulations of a divorce and all family law matters. As a result, we have become the first choice of family law specialists in London.

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Our professional and highly experienced team of family lawyers can assist you in your legal matters with full respect, ensuring you maintain a private family life. For more extensive advice and information, please email or call us 02076299905 or book an initial online consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a wide range of claims that can be made depending on your circumstances.

Please see Your Rights.

If matters can be agreed than the agreement is filed with the court after the pronouncement of the Decree Nisi.


If matters proceed to court then matters could take six months to a year to settle.

If you do not have an income than an application for interim maintenance can be made seeking a monthly sum to cover utilities and urgent living expenses as well as fees. The amount received depends on the other party’s income.

Absolutely. Full and frank disclosure is sought before any settlement is reached. See Hidden Assets & Disclosure.

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