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Divorce

Can my former spouse make financial claims…

Question My wife and I separated in 2006 after being married for 17 years. We did not have children together and we decided that we would sell our home and…

10/04/14

How are pensions dealt with when a…

Q. My husband and I are divorcing and his pension policy is worth approximately the same amount as our home. He has suggested that I retain the house and he…

28/03/14

Ten facts about divorce

The Office for National Statistics has recently reported on the marriages that ended in England and Wales in 2012. Some of the statistics may surprise you: 1. There were a…

13/03/14

Can my former spouse force the sale…

Question My former husband and I divorced in 2005. We had two children together and at the time of our divorce they were aged 15 and 13. When we divorced,…

21/02/14

Divorce reforms to give pre-nuptial agreements legal…

The Law Commission is set to report to parliament in a move that could see pre-nuptial agreements become legally binding. In a landmark case in 2010 the Supreme Court ruled…

10/02/14

Can I claim maintenance from my spouse…

When couples separate, they often find their day to day financial position changes dramatically. It is usually the case that, following a separation, a couple will have to maintain two…

04/12/13

The importance of full disclosure in divorce…

The outcome of the recent High Court case between Scot and Michelle Young has highlighted the necessity for full disclosure of financial circumstances in cases where divorcing couples are deciding…

27/11/13

Popular divorce terms explained

We understand that facing a divorce is extremely difficult and stressful and believe that because of this it is best to offer plain speaking advice. Many of the terms that…

31/10/13

I’m getting a divorce, who gets custody…

Deciding where a child should live in the event of a marriage breakdown can often be a complicated issue.  In England the court doesn’t automatically become involved in making arrangements.…

30/09/13

Can I get a ‘quickie’ divorce?

The term ‘quickie’ divorce is one that we often see in the media when celebrities choose to divorce their spouse, but, in reality there simply is no such thing. The…

24/09/13

If I issue divorce proceedings, how would…

This is a question that divorce lawyers are regularly asked when meeting with a client for the first time. There is a myth that when a married couple divorces their…

30/08/13

What happens if we can’t reach a…

In some divorce cases, some circumstances may result in the divorcing couple being unable to reach a settlement in relation to financial and property matters. If this occurs, then it…

15/08/13

Will I have to pay maintenance to…

Many people will be aware of the requirement for parents to pay child support maintenance to their former spouse or partner if they have dependent children living with them, what…

29/07/13

Would a pre-nuptial agreement protect my assets…

Before getting married you may wish to think about protecting your assets, should your marriage come to an end.  Signing a pre-nuptial agreement may be a good way to do…

25/07/13

Can my pension be protected from a…

Pensions, like other forms of investment, may be included as matrimonial assets for division on divorce. In some cases it may even be the second largest asset after any property…

24/06/13

Business assets at risk in divorce cases

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has confirmed that in certain circumstances divorce courts will have the power to order that a company which is owned or controlled by…

12/06/13

Protecting business assets on divorce

Divorce and separation can have a profound effect on a business. In some cases, one spouse may have built up a substantial business without any input from the other. This…

31/05/13

Can assets be protected in a divorce?

Many people assume when getting married, especially perhaps for the second time, that any assets which they have built up at that time, whether property, investments or pension, will not…

15/05/13
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