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Carolynn Tan

Carolynn qualified as a solicitor in 1994, and practised in Buckinghamshire for many years. She joined Guillaumes in 2009, becoming a partner shortly afterwards.

Carolynn is head of the Family Law department at Guillaumes LLP. Carolynn acts for individuals and specialises in all issues arising out of relationship breakdown, whether married or not married. Carolynn has particular expertise in dealing with complex financial issues on divorce. She is also experienced in dealing with issues concerning children.

Carolynn also specialises in disputes over property which may be owned by an unmarried couple or a family member, such as a sibling or third party, where the property is owned in one person's sole name or jointly.

Carolynn is a member of the national family law group, Resolution, and a member of the Law Society’s family law panel.

Carolynn qualified as a mediator in 2012 and conducts mediation with those couples or individuals who would like to resolve their differences without resorting to court.

Recent Experience

Examples of recent cases include:

  • Determination by the Court of ownership of shares in a family company and obtaining a subsequent sale of the family home
  • Resolving financial proceedings where the assets included a number of buy to let properties
  • Resolving finances on divorce where there were discretionary trusts
  • Advising on effecting a pension share against an Australian pension scheme
  • Advising on a legal charge to be secured against a family home
  • Resolving proceedings for interim maintenance prior to conclusion of divorce proceedings
  • Injunction proceedings for non molestation and occupation orders requiring one party to leave the family home
  • Successfully defending variation of maintenance proceedings
  • Drafting of prenuptial agreements
  • Obtaining a declaration of ownership of a property solely owned by one partner of an unmarried couple
  • Obtaining a declaration of ownership and subsequent sale of a property in a sibling dispute

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