Business Ownership

Jeremy understands the complex issues which can arise where there is joint ownership of businesses and companies. His expert knowledge in this area will ensure you end up on the right side of the ledger.

If your spouse has been involved in your business to any extent, if you have neglected to pay yourself a salary, or if you have ploughed money back into a business or company, these are all vulnerable areas, and potentially costly for you, financially when your relationship breaks up. Talking to Jeremy assures you the very best advice on how you can rescue your assets. There are standard considerations such as contracting-out agreements, family trusts, buy-sell agreements and record-keeping. But your situation may be different. Jeremy finds solutions to complex relationship property and business divisions quickly and efficiently.

Why Jeremy Sutton?

For the past 20 years Jeremy Sutton has specialised in high net worth, financially complex divorce cases. He knows what works to get the job done assiduously, fairly and quickly and how to protect you and your significant assets through divorce.

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Jeremy is very approachable, friendly, supportive and pro-active in progressing matters. He explains the Court and non-Court options and processes and what is happening in easy to understand language. Jeremy is very responsive in returning messages. I highly recommend Jeremy Sutton and his team for all of your family law matters.

Alison

When I was at a tough point in my divorce proceedings my sister came across Jeremy’s website and words cannot express how truly grateful I am. I was very happy that he was so willing to take on my case at such short notice. I have nothing but the best to say about Jeremy – he has been absolutely phenomenal. From the very first meeting I knew that I could completely trust Jeremy — he was compassionate, personable, experienced and knowledgable. I never thought that my worry, anxiety and stress could be illuminated in a two-hour meeting. Jeremy told me what to expect from the outset and how he was going to proceed with my case. I felt protected, at ease, and supported throughout the whole process. Jeremy always made insightful and reasonable proposals for me to review and consider. Being a great communicator, he helped me when I felt overwhelmed and took his time to explain things to ease my apprehension. At no time did I feel pressured by Jeremy and never did he suggest I make a decision about anything that wasn’t in my best interest. We had upfront discussions about costs, which were fair and reasonable.

Carolyn

Jeremy’s style was refreshing – empathetic, direct and focused on my priorities. Communication is important to me and he exceeded my expectations in terms of clarity, frequency and availability. Jeremy is very experienced and provided extremely sound counsel. Highly recommend.

Drew

Jeremy was my second opinion and was recommended by a friend. I found Jeremy and his team’s straight talking , no nonsense approach was just the ticket in helping me make informed decisions at what was a very difficult time. I would like to thank Jeremy Sutton Law for their hard work and would highly recommend their service to anyone seeking legal advice around separation.

Georgina

Jeremy was extremely helpful in communicating family court process and timeframes to achieve as harmonious as possible outcome. Some key benefits in dealing with Jeremy were the prior planning of court proceedings and the preparation of the information required. Communication was excellent and Jeremy’s no nonsense and practical court performance was of the highest calibre.

Greg

Jeremy Sutton represented me on finalising my recent separation and child support agreement. He was well informed, thorough in his advice and cost-conscious to meet my personal requirements. I appreciated Jeremy’s calmness during my turmoil but also his toughness when required. I highly recommend him.

HP

I knew nothing of Jeremy until I randomly heard him on the radio. What caught my attention was his willingness to provide practical advice, and to help ordinary people find their way through those often daunting legal processes. When I contacted Jeremy, he proved to be approachable, obliging, and happy to offer options for dealing with the matter at hand.

Kevin

Jeremy acted for a family member’s compensation claim. We have found Jeremy to be a passionate lawyer who strives towards achieving a favourable outcome for his clients. Through previous experience, I feel a good lawyer needs to have excellent communication, honesty, willingness, listening skills, and have the experience behind them to be able to work towards achieving a positive outcome….Jeremy exceeded expectations and delivered! Thanks Jeremy.

Rachel

Jeremy Sutton handled the separation with professionalism and sensitivity. He was able to guide the dealings with all the parties involved quickly and concisely and made a potentially difficult situation manageable and amicable. I appreciated that he was there to answer all my questions, structure the fees so that I knew what I was to pay and to keep that within my means and was upfront with the whole process from beginning to end. The end result has left myself and my ex-partner on good terms and I am financially secure for my children’s future.

Sophia

I had the pleasure of working with Jeremy for 6 months and would not have had the results I did if it wasn’t for them. If ever you need brilliant, hands on, no nonsense, straight forward, honest and up front lawyer then Jeremy is your man. He has a great understanding of the emotional effects the process takes on every individual and shows sincerity towards your situation. He gets the job done and keeps you in the loop every step of the way. To me personally having to deal with the Family Court is stressful in itself to say the least, but he makes you feel at ease as you are properly informed of all stages of the process as you go along. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for and what you want is results. Absolutely worth giving him a call. Thank you Jeremy!!!

Vanessa Serfontein

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Alison Jeremy is very approachable, friendly, supportive and pro-active in progressing matters. He explains the Court and non-Court options and processes and what is happening in easy to understand language. Jeremy is very responsive in returning messages. I highly recommend Jeremy Sutton and his team for all of your family law matters.
Carolyn When I was at a tough point in my divorce proceedings my sister came across Jeremy’s website and words cannot express how truly grateful I am. I was very happy that he was so willing to take on my case at such short notice. I have nothing but the best to say about Jeremy – he has been absolutely phenomenal. From the very first meeting I knew that I could completely trust Jeremy — he was compassionate, personable, experienced and knowledgable. I never thought that my worry, anxiety and stress could be illuminated in a two-hour meeting. Jeremy told me what to expect from the outset and how he was going to proceed with my case. I felt protected, at ease, and supported throughout the whole process. Jeremy always made insightful and reasonable proposals for me to review and consider. Being a great communicator, he helped me when I felt overwhelmed and took his time to explain things to ease my apprehension. At no time did I feel pressured by Jeremy and never did he suggest I make a decision about anything that wasn’t in my best interest. We had upfront discussions about costs, which were fair and reasonable.
Drew Jeremy’s style was refreshing – empathetic, direct and focused on my priorities. Communication is important to me and he exceeded my expectations in terms of clarity, frequency and availability. Jeremy is very experienced and provided extremely sound counsel. Highly recommend.
Georgina Jeremy was my second opinion and was recommended by a friend. I found Jeremy and his team’s straight talking , no nonsense approach was just the ticket in helping me make informed decisions at what was a very difficult time. I would like to thank Jeremy Sutton Law for their hard work and would highly recommend their service to anyone seeking legal advice around separation.
Greg Jeremy was extremely helpful in communicating family court process and timeframes to achieve as harmonious as possible outcome. Some key benefits in dealing with Jeremy were the prior planning of court proceedings and the preparation of the information required. Communication was excellent and Jeremy’s no nonsense and practical court performance was of the highest calibre.
HP Jeremy Sutton represented me on finalising my recent separation and child support agreement. He was well informed, thorough in his advice and cost-conscious to meet my personal requirements. I appreciated Jeremy’s calmness during my turmoil but also his toughness when required. I highly recommend him.
Kevin I knew nothing of Jeremy until I randomly heard him on the radio. What caught my attention was his willingness to provide practical advice, and to help ordinary people find their way through those often daunting legal processes. When I contacted Jeremy, he proved to be approachable, obliging, and happy to offer options for dealing with the matter at hand.
Rachel Jeremy acted for a family member’s compensation claim. We have found Jeremy to be a passionate lawyer who strives towards achieving a favourable outcome for his clients. Through previous experience, I feel a good lawyer needs to have excellent communication, honesty, willingness, listening skills, and have the experience behind them to be able to work towards achieving a positive outcome….Jeremy exceeded expectations and delivered! Thanks Jeremy.
Sophia Jeremy Sutton handled the separation with professionalism and sensitivity. He was able to guide the dealings with all the parties involved quickly and concisely and made a potentially difficult situation manageable and amicable. I appreciated that he was there to answer all my questions, structure the fees so that I knew what I was to pay and to keep that within my means and was upfront with the whole process from beginning to end. The end result has left myself and my ex-partner on good terms and I am financially secure for my children’s future.
Vanessa Serfontein I had the pleasure of working with Jeremy for 6 months and would not have had the results I did if it wasn’t for them. If ever you need brilliant, hands on, no nonsense, straight forward, honest and up front lawyer then Jeremy is your man. He has a great understanding of the emotional effects the process takes on every individual and shows sincerity towards your situation. He gets the job done and keeps you in the loop every step of the way. To me personally having to deal with the Family Court is stressful in itself to say the least, but he makes you feel at ease as you are properly informed of all stages of the process as you go along. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for and what you want is results. Absolutely worth giving him a call. Thank you Jeremy!!!
VX I found myself in the unenviable position of needing a lawyer to negotiate a messy break up and be able to see my kids again. Jeremy was not only the only lawyer willing to take my call on a weekend, but the end result was all I could have asked for. Both Jeremy and every member of his team were consummate professionals and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. A+, 10/10.

VX