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Divorce

How long after a divorce can I…

Currently there is no time limit for former couples to apply for financial settlements after divorce, meaning that many individuals are at risk of their former spouse lodging a financial…

29/06/15

How will the pension shakeup affect divorcing…

Divorcing couples will benefit from greater control and flexibility in the separation of their assets as new pension reforms provide over 55s with unrestricted access to their pension pots. The…

09/04/15

How to divorce-proof your business

The starting point in divorce cases is a 50:50 split of a couple’s assets, including business assets, meaning a spouse of a business owner could be entitled to as much…

26/03/15

Five common divorce myths busted

As family lawyers we are aware that there are many myths that surround this area of the law. In this blog family law expert Janine Hutson sheds some light on…

02/02/15

Can my former spouse force me to…

Q. My husband and I have decided to divorce after 15 years of marriage. We have two children aged ten and seven who will live with me but will regularly…

19/01/15

What can I expect at my first…

You will understandably be quite apprehensive about your first meeting with a divorce solicitor to discuss a divorce or other family legal matter. An effective family solicitor will provide reassurance,…

03/12/14

Can I prevent my wife from disposing…

Q. My wife and I are going through divorce proceedings and there is a great deal of bitterness between us. A significant number of our investments, including cash in bank…

24/11/14

Will my spouse’s conduct affect the division…

Q. I have recently discovered that my wife has been having an affair, resulting in the breakdown of our 25-year marriage. We need to sell and divide our assets but…

10/11/14

Mediation in divorce – is it right…

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. A mediator is a neutral third party who will meet with a separating couple and attempt to help them resolve financial or…

29/10/14

Grandparents – what rights do they have…

As family lawyers, this is a question that we are often asked. Regrettably, when a couple separates or divorces an unfortunate consequence can be that their children spend less time…

22/10/14

Will my spouse be required to disclose…

My marriage has ended and my husband has moved out of our matrimonial home. I am very concerned about my financial future. My husband works full time and earns a…

09/09/14

Six divorce law myths busted

Here we discuss six of the most common myths in divorce and uncover the legal facts surrounding these misconceptions. Myth - When your divorce is finalised, and you have received…

27/08/14

How are child arrangements made when a…

Q.I'm separating from my husband and we have two children together who are aged eight and five. What orders can the court make in relation to our children? A. The…

06/08/14

How are financial assets divided when a…

Q: I have recently issued divorce proceedings on the basis that my wife and I have been separated for more than two years and we both consent to the divorce.…

21/07/14

Do I have grounds for divorce?

In order to be entitled to a divorce, you must have been married for at least 12 months and you must satisfy the court that your marriage has irretrievably broken…

11/07/14

Can my former spouse stop me taking…

Q.My former wife and I divorced three years ago. Upon separation we agreed that our two children would spend alternate weekends with me and that they would spend additional time…

12/06/14

What factors decide how assets are separated…

There are many factors that will be taken into account when deciding how capital assets and available income will be divided on divorce. Children under the age of 18 Throughout…

30/05/14

How are inheritances dealt with when a…

Q.My wife and I are separating and intend to divorce. Shortly after we decided to separate, I received an inheritance of £150,000 from my late mother’s estate. Will this sum…

24/04/14
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