In December 2015 a significant change was made to the law, making controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship a crime.
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Louise is a partner in our Family Team and a solicitor specialising in all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on complex financial matters, including those involving business assets and those with an international element.
She is dual qualified in England and in South Africa. Although she now practices solely in England, she deals with many cases which have a South African connection. She has been called upon to assist as an expert witness on English divorce law in the High Court of South Africa.
If you are getting married in the near future, your preparations may include obtaining advice on whether a pre-nuptial agreement (pre-nup) is advisable.
Most of my clients are understandably anxious about whether they will be expected to pay, (or will receive) spousal maintenance for the rest of their lives after divorce.