Joe qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and has very considerable experience in all aspects of family law. He is considered a true expert in the Family law sector.
Joe initially qualified with a firm in Watford and eventually became a full partner in substantial multi office firm operating in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Joe’s work is now exclusively in family law from straight forward divorces to the more complex jurisdictional issues, protecting family assets, and include cases where there are substantial assets and large property portfolios. Joe’s approach follows the ethos of Resolution the association for family lawyers which promotes a non-confrontational approach designed to reduce friction between spouses.
Joe's main areas of focus when looking at the division of assets for divorce are to consider the parties’ financial needs and objectives. This may seem fairly straightforward but he appreciates when clients are faced with detailing these needs in the forms this can become complex, especially given that there is no legal definition of ‘financial needs’.
Joe's starting point is to explore:
• What are needs, and at what level should they be met looking at the ‘circumstances of the case’?
• The duration of provision for needs and the transition to independence.
He then will need to break down these needs when looking at:
• Children’s welfare and needs (where applicable);
• Housing and other capital;
• Maintenance and income;
To do this, it is highly recommended to book a detailed 1 hour consultation with Joe on Lawyer 365.
If you are seeking Legal Aid, it is advisable to book 15 minutes so he can check your eligibility.