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Top tips for finding the right divorce lawyer for you

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Choosing a divorce lawyer is crucial not only to the outcome of your matter but also to how your matter progresses from start to finish in terms of stress for you and your children, cost, and length of time. Here are some tips to help you avoid making the wrong choice when it comes to… Read the rest of this post (1 Comment)

What would leaving the EU mean for family law?

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The European Union (EU) has a limited role in family law matters. The EU is only entitled to make laws in areas where the treaties give it the specific competence to do so. It has no specific competence to make laws in relation to divorce, maintenance or parental responsibility. This means it cannot make laws… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Gary Lineker’s magic formula?

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Gary Lineker, the former England footballer who has gone through two marriage breakdowns, has recently criticised divorce lawyers in the press for manipulating the process to create hate between spouses in order to increase their fees.  He has stated that there should be some kind of “mathematical equation” to help couples divorce quickly. This time… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Panama Papers show avoidance of paying exes as well as taxes

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The files that have been leaked from the global law firm Mossack Fonseca have revealed the money laundering practices of the rich and famous around the world. The tales to hit the headlines have been in relation to how offshore companies have been used to avoid paying taxes, however what has also come to light… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Planning a Valentines proposal, think about a Pre Nup

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Are you planning to go down on one knee to make the ultimate romantic gesture this valentine’s day? You may have thought about the chocolates, flowers and the ring but have you thought about a Pre Nup? Whilst they may not be the most romantic thing to spring to mind Pre Nups are becoming increasingly… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What do you need to know if you are looking to relocate within the UK with your child?

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The existing law had suggested that the left-behind parent might have to demonstrate that there are exceptional circumstances in order to prevent a move, a test which does not apply if a parent is looking to relocate abroad. The Court of Appeal have however recently confirmed that there is no distinction between international relocation and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What lies ahead for family law in 2016?

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Here is a summary of some of the key developments in family law to watch out for during 2016: Possible reforms to marriage laws In 2015 the Law Commission published a paper on potential reforms to marriage laws. The paper sets out questions that would need to be considered by the government if marriage reform… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What is the reality behind “divorce day”?

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If the media is anything to go by you would be forgiven for believing that come the first Monday in January the courts become inundated with applications for divorce. In my experience that is not strictly true to the reality. It is fair to say that I often see an annual increase in new enquiries… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Top tips on surviving Christmas when you are separating from your partner

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This time of year we are bombarded with images of the “perfect family” but for some such imagery couldn’t be further from reality. Preparing for the Christmas festivities can be stressful at the best of times and therefore can be even more so when you’re separating from your partner so here are some top tips… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

No Fault Divorce

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There is only one ground for divorce in England and Wales, that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, and that has to be proved on either the basis of: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, the spouses having lived apart for more than two years (if both spouses agree to divorce) or the spouses having lived apart… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)