Nardia qualified in October 2009 having completed her training with another well- known Essex Firm based in their Chelmsford office. Subsequently has gone on to develop her specialism in Family and Matrimonial law. Nardia joined Tolhurst Fisher as an Associate Solicitor specialising in Family and Matrimonial work in April 2018.
Nardia frequently assists clients in relation to divorce and civil partnership dissolution, financial settlements for parties with high net worth assets and individuals in respect of their relationships and their children.
Nardia provides a client-centred approach with a realistic and down- to- earth attitude in order to achieve the best conclusions for her clients and their families in a solution focused and cost effective way. It is important to Nardia that clients understand the law surrounding the legal process and that her clients feel in control at all times, so that their objectives are met with empathy and understanding.
As a member of Resolution (a nationwide association of lawyers specialising in family law), Nardia’s approach is to encourage clients to attempt resolve disagreements as amicably as possible, taking steps to instigate court proceedings as necessary for the benefit of her clients.
– Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution
– Financial settlements and agreements for married couples and civil partners
– Financial resolution and cohabitation agreements for unmarried parties
– Financial dispute litigation for married couples and civil partnership
– Consent Orders
– Relationship Planning
– Pre-nuptial and Post nuptial agreements
– Financial Remedies and Asset protection
– Variation Applications
– Cohabitation agreements
– Separation Deeds
– Disputes in respect of children for parents and other relevant parties
– Domestic Abuse
– Declaration of Parentage
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– Outside of work Nardia enjoys spending time with her Husband and children. She is a keen cook and gardening enthusiast.
Nardia has had involvement in successful applications to vary lifetime spousal maintenance orders. In one such case Nardia assisted X (the Client) in an application to vary a financial Order. The original order had been made some years before after X’s spouse (Y) had expressly stated and based their entire argument before the family court that they intended to live in one area and required certain accommodation standards that they needed to be able to afford. Following the Order X had made the maintenance payments but X’s business suddenly lost a major contract and X sought Nardia’s advice again due to the fact that income had dwindled significantly and X could no longer afford the amount the Order required X to pay to Y.
Nardia assisted the client in making an application to vary the original order, based on the fact that Y had not in fact gone on to continue to reside where they had originally stated they would. Via disclosure and questioning, it became apparent that after the original proceedings Y had almost immediately relocated to a much cheaper area as well as buying property less substantial than Y had argued they needed, and had also decided to retire early. Y, could be seen as having more available income than X. It was successfully argued in the application to vary that X should not have to pay the amount of maintenance originally ordered and also that the term that X would have to pay for reduced to a fixed period.
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