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Divorce

Why must my financial settlement be recorded?

Reaching an amicable financial settlement with your former spouse has many benefits. However, it is important to remember that these agreements still need to be recorded with the court. We…

29/03/18

What is an annulment?  

Some people who choose to annul their marriage rather than get a divorce. Rebecca Patience, family law solicitor at Harrison Drury looks at what annulment is and how you can…

09/03/18

‘New age traveller turned eco-millionaire’ case highlights…

Divorce can be a complicated process, so it’s no surprise that people don’t know they need to arrange a financial consent order at the end of the proceedings, especially if…

28/02/18

Five things you didn’t know about divorce…

There are often things that crop up during divorce that you might be unaware of. The family law team at Harrison Drury solicitors look at five things you possibly don’t…

14/02/18

We’re separating, what happens if we can’t…

Q: My partner and I are separating, we have two children, age 7 and 5. We can’t agree when they should spend time with each of us, what should we…

02/02/18

I had assets before we met, are…

A case heard by the Court of Appeal has left the law relating to financial disputes following divorce in a state of uncertainty. Rebecca Patience explores how the outcome of…

06/12/17

Are women losing out on pensions because…

New research suggests women face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. Rebecca Patience, from Harrison Drury’s family team, looks at how divorce can affect pension funds. A survey of…

09/11/17

My ex-partner and I can’t reach an…

When separating couples are unable to agree on arrangements for their children or finances, it may be necessary for the matter to be referred to the court for resolution. Since…

10/10/17

How could social media affect my divorce?

Social media has changed the way we meet, interact and fall in love. With social platforms having an increased presence in our lives, Janine Hutson looks at how it could…

25/05/17

How will Brexit affect family law?

Rebecca Patience from Harrison Drury’s Home and Family team looks at some of the possible scenarios for how divorce and family matters will be dealt with when Britain formally exits…

05/05/17

Can my spouse refuse me a divorce?

In a landmark court of appeal ruling, judges have refused to let a woman divorce her husband of 40 years. Family law expert Janine Hutson explores the case and explains…

14/04/17

Will I be able to keep my…

Often, one of the main concerns for separating couples is how their assets will be divided and what their financial position will be once their divorce is finalised. When the…

27/01/17

What to expect at your first appointment…

Once you and your spouse have decided to separate, issuing divorce proceedings can feel like a difficult and daunting step to take. An experienced family solicitor will be able to…

17/01/17

Common myths about adultery dispelled

In England and Wales, it is possible to issue divorce proceedings and obtain a divorce on the grounds that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be proven via…

19/12/16

Family lawyers call for no-fault divorce

A recent survey carried out by Resolution highlighted the need for divorce laws to be modernised, with 90% of family lawyers believing that separating couples should be able to divorce…

09/12/16

Why you need to make a financial…

Former spouses’ can continue to make financial claims against each other for years after divorce if appropriate legal documentation is not in place. Here, Janine Hutson explores how financial remedy…

27/10/16

How are debts dealt with on divorce?

When a couple divorces, there is a common misconception that all debts will be the joint responsibility of the couple, but this is not always the case and the court’s…

29/09/16
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