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Divorce

Financial claims following long periods of divorce

In a recent case involving business tycoon Dale Vince, his former wife Kathleen Wyatt, whom he divorced 20 years ago, brought a claim for maintenance against him. The pair were…

13/05/13

Financial disclosure in divorce cases

The ongoing divorce case of Young versus Young highlights the necessity for all parties in matrimonial proceedings to provide full and frank disclosure of their financial circumstances. Mr Scott Young,…

07/05/13

The timeline of an undefended divorce

The majority of divorces are undefended and in these cases your solicitor will take the following steps on your behalf:- Step one A divorce petition will be prepared, together with…

23/04/13

My elderly parents transferred their house to…

We are regularly instructed by clients who find themselves in a typical scenario where the parents of either the husband or wife have transferred their home to them, but remain…

02/04/13

No need to worry over divorce costs

You may have seen recent reports in the news about the costs incurred during divorce proceedings and complaints made by some about their legal representation. It is after a report…

04/03/13

The pitfalls of giving business shares to…

Some business owners often wish to make their spouse a shareholder in their company, either for personal reasons, or quite often for tax planning purposes. However, it is worth being…

27/02/13

I’ve decided to divorce my spouse, what…

Divorce proceeding may be issued by either the husband or wife after one year of marriage. It can be issued on the basis of one of five grounds. Unreasonable behaviour…

01/02/13

How are assets divided on divorce?

The court will consider many factors when dividing a couple’s assets on divorce. Children The first consideration will always be the welfare and needs of any dependent child of the…

17/12/12

The benefits of reaching divorce agreements out…

Separated couples who agree out of court settlements will not only save themselves money, but also precious time and energy which can be devoured by long and acrimonious court battles.…

07/09/12

How do I protect my assets if…

Divorce and separation can have a profound and far-reaching impact on a business and other major assets. In many cases one spouse has built up a substantial company without any…

22/05/12

How do I minimise my divorce settlement?

This is often the first question we are asked when people considering a divorce come to us for legal advice, particularly when that divorce involves business owners and wealthy individuals.…

23/04/12

Celebrity break-ups signal start of divorce season

Three high profile break-ups at the beginning of January have once again demonstrated how the Christmas and New Year period almost always heralds an increase in the number of people…

10/01/12

Recently separated & sorting out Property, Financial…

My wife and I have recently separated although we remain on good terms. We are keen to sort out property and financial matters, as well as the arrangements for the…

04/01/12

Who can I talk to about Divorce…

I think my marriage/relationship is breaking down. I don’t know where I stand in relation to any divorce proceedings, sorting out the finances and children’s issues. I am worried and…

02/01/12

10 divorce myths and common questions

If I divorce I will lose any entitlement to my spouse’s pension? No you won’t. You can obtain a pension-sharing order to secure your interest in his or her pension.…

30/12/11

First divorce rate rise in eight years…

The number of divorces in England and Wales rose by 4.9 per cent in 2010 and an analysis by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests the increase may be…

29/12/11

Agreeing the arrangements for children after a…

My partner and I have separated and we have three children. Can we agree the arrangements for the children or do we need to go to court? Parents are always…

27/12/11

My marriage has broken down – can…

Some marriages hit the rocks very quickly, but it is important to keep in mind that you must have been married for a minimum period of 12 months before your…

18/12/11
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