- financial issues arising from divorce and separation of cohabiting couples, often involving complex issues surrounding businesses, tax, pensions and investments;
- pre- and post-nuptial agreements;
- cohabitation agreements;
- financial claims by parents for children;
- parenting issues involving child contact and residence; and
- relocation of a child both within and outside the jurisdiction.
- Property disputes-Trust of Land and Appointment Act matters
Rakhi joined OTS Solicitors in 2017. She is a solicitor with over 5 years of experience and advises upon all areas of private family law and litigation cases.
She advises on a wide range of family matters including:
Rakhi has assisted clients with limited resources to reach settlements avoiding costly litigation. She has advised clients on their parental rights on divorce where they are not the biological parent.
Rakhi has also advised clients on non molestation orders and occupation orders where appropriate, in order to obtain protection from spouses, partners or relatives.
Rakhi successfully acted for a wife facing an application to vary her maintenance award resulting from her divorce proceedings. Both parties were international which involved jurisdiction issues.
Rakhi has also acted for a mother who wanted to relocate to Jamaica with her children after a separation and required consent from the Courts and the Father.
Rakhi has represented both mother and father in child arrangement applications who are looking to seek residency/ contact with their child .
Rakhi has dealt with complex property matters where family members/cohabitees are disputing over cohabitation/ownership rights. Rakhi represented a sister who was defending her ownership of her family home against her sister who made a claim she was promised 50% share of the property in return for helping maintain the home.
Rakhi is committed to resolving disputes in a practical and constructive way in order to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She is conscious of the personal nature of family disputes and tries her best to deal with the issues raised in a sensitive and considerate manner.
EE and ME (Children) (Habitual Residence) EWHC 3363 (Fam)- concerning the habitual residence of two children and whether the Courts of England and Wales had jurisdiction to hear the Father’s application under the Children Act 1989.