Reading the allegations Katie Chapman, Chelsea Football Ladies Captain, has made against Mark Sampson is a stark reminder that divorce can impact on more than just your immediate finances.

The majority of new clients I see are very focused on the practicalities of separating assets and arrangements for children.  Katie's comments show that even after the "dust has settled" there can be longer term issues.  Thinking long term and looking at what differences there may be on your earning capacity, career opportunities and childcare arrangements and the impact this may have are an important part of the discussions that will take place with your lawyer during the process.  

More information about the process and how the court consider these issues can be found at:- 

It would be interesting to know if any divorced male professional footballers have been treated in same way as suggested by Katie....

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