Negotiating a Financial Agreement: The Processes in Our Toolkit

As a family lawyer, I see accountants, financial planners and commercial lawyers as playing key support roles when negotiating an outcome for clients who are separating. Accountants and planners often have long standing relationships with the parties involved, so are well-positioned to be able to give instructions to lawyers about an asset pool. They are also in a good place to reality test the client’s position and provide a realistic expectation about the how the pool can be split.