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Divorce

How do I change my surname on…

Traditionally, a wife would take her new husband’s surname once married. However, statistics show a shift in this trend as there is now an increase in women choosing to retain…

22/08/16

Will my son’s girlfriend be entitled to…

Q: I’ve got some money in savings that I want to use to help my son buy his first home. The house he wishes to purchase is valued at £180,000…

25/07/16

Can I take my child on holiday…

With the school summer holidays fast approaching, it is important for separated parents to make holiday arrangements for their children as soon as possible as they can often be a…

30/06/16

Would a Brexit have an impact on…

As an EU member state, the Britain is subject to a number of regulations that govern divorce and family law in the UK. Damian Baron, head of family law at…

17/05/16

The No Fault Divorce Bill: does blame…

The No Fault Divorce Bill, which was introduced to parliament in October 2015, is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons on 22nd April. The bill…

15/04/16

I’m getting divorced: Can my wife buy…

Q. My wife and I are separating and she is keen to keep our former matrimonial home. We don’t have a mortgage on the property so I have agreed that…

14/03/16

Online divorce: the dangers of a DIY…

A recent high-profile case has highlighted the importance of obtaining expert legal advice when going through a divorce. Andrew Mcleod-Baikie of Pembrokeshire was fined and found guilty of bigamy after…

29/02/16

Can I get a divorce settlement without…

With legal aid being phased out for many family-related cases, it is becoming more important than ever for some divorcing couples to consider an alternative to resolving their dispute in…

15/02/16

The divorce process explained

Q. My wife and I are separated and we have made the decision to divorce. What are the next steps I need to take to get proceedings underway and how…

14/01/16

Do I need to give a reason…

Q. My husband and I have separated and I want to apply for a divorce. Do I have grounds to dissolve the marriage?  A. To be able to petition for divorce,…

07/01/16

Will the pension reforms affect my divorce…

Earmarking orders were once an approach taken by divorcing couples to share their pension pots. Designed to ensure a fair settlement if one party had accumulated a larger pension than…

16/12/15

Should financial remedy proceedings remain private?

Members of the press have been able to attend private family law proceedings since 2009 to act as a watchdog for the public and gain insight into how the family…

27/11/15

How are personal injury awards considered during…

A recent case has demonstrated how injury compensation payments can become a contentious issue in divorce proceedings. This is particular true of cases where the injuries suffered are serious and…

02/11/15

What do the Sharland and Gohil rulings…

Two women who were misled by their ex-husbands and argued they should get more money in their divorce settlements won their case at the Supreme Court yesterday. Damian Baron, head…

15/10/15

I’m separated: Can I change my will…

My wife and I have recently separated. I know that she intends to issue divorce proceedings shortly so I want to change my will to ensure that my wife doesn’t…

10/09/15

Challenging a spousal maintenance order

Q. Following our divorce in 2002, I was ordered to pay spousal maintenance to my former wife on a ‘joint lives’ basis. Our children are now adults and live independently.…

18/08/15

My former spouse has left the country:…

Financial orders of the court are made to set out how a former couple’s money and assets should be divided on divorce. While capital assets such as the family home…

30/07/15

The importance of being open and honest…

Two recent high-profile divorce claims have been brought back to court on the basis that the courts were misled previously about the true extent of the assets involved. The cases…

13/07/15
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