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Staying On Track: How To Protect Athletes From The Impact Of Family Breakdown

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Friday, 22 April 2022 By Joanne Edwards, Amanda Sandys

The impact of relationship difficulties or breakdown on the well-being of sports professionals is often overlooked.  It can take a significant toll on mental health and, in turn, professional performance, unless carefully managed by agents and those around them.

This article examines practical issues for athletes and support teams to be aware of when forming relationships and managing relationship breakdown.  Specifically, it looks at:

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Joanne Edwards

Joanne Edwards

Jo is a Partner and Head of Family at Forsters.  Jo specialises in dealing with issues which arise on relationship breakdown, including the financial consequences of divorce or separation; and resolving arrangements for children, including cases involving relocation with children. She also has expertise in advising on pre-nuptial agreements and acting in cases involving unmarried couples.

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Amanda Sandys

Amanda Sandys

Amanda is Counsel and a collaborative lawyer in the Family team at Forsters. She specialises in resolving disputes arising from divorce and separation. Her cases often involve significant assets and have an international or trust element.

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