“I am most grateful to Fiona Wadey for the most compassionate, understanding, supportive, fair and efficient way she conducted the whole divorce process from the initial interview through to ‘case closed’. Thank you Fiona for giving me my life back.”
Fiona is a director at the Family Law Company and specialises in divorce and the financial consequences of marriage and civil partnership breakdown. She recognises the difficulties faced by clients in these situations and adopts a problem solving approach to try and bring about a positive result for her clients, whilst always keeping the needs of children at the forefront of her mind.
Fiona also supports unmarried couples with preparing cohabitation agreements, separation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements.
Outside of work Fiona enjoys playing hockey, keeping fit walking her Collie and baking.
Her work includes:
- Acting for a wife whose husband had received an inheritance shortly after separation. Ensuring that the wife retained the former matrimonial home with the property being transferred outright to her from their joint names so she didn’t have to move.
- Representing an affluent husband who resided abroad, ensuring a fair capital settlement and that he was not subjected to a joint lives maintenance order, which was replaced instead by a short term order with a bar against extension.
- Acting for a wealthy fiancée with significant assets to create a pre-nuptial agreement at short notice with a view to protecting that wealth in the event of the marriage ending in divorce.
- Acting for a husband in respect of a pension attachment order and ensuring that the tax consequences were appropriately considered so that the husband was not disadvantaged. I secured a fair share of the assets for him and a clean break.
- Acting for a wife with two small children to obtain an order securing the transfer of the former matrimonial home to her, protecting her home and that of the children.
- Supporting a farming client where the majority of the assets had originated from his family. Ensuring that the husband retained the farm and the income it generated and secured a clean break.