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Ten facts about the divorce process

If you are considering separating from your husband or wife there may be a number of questions that you require answers to and this blog aims to address some of the most common queries. Who can instigate divorce proceedings? Anyone who has been married for a year or more can start divorce proceedings so long… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

How to approach divorce to keep the peace?

Client’s often ask what they can do to keep the peace during their divorce, particularly if their spouse does not really want the marriage to come to an end. Here are some top tips of what may help you through your separation… Separation – Ensure you understand the separation options available to you. Divorce is… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

How Will Brexit Affect Divorce In The UK?

Brexit is often termed the UK’s divorce from the European Union, but with Article 50 due to be triggered this week, a Report just released by the House of Commons Justice Committee has highlighted that some of our own divorce laws may be affected upon leaving the EU. It has called upon the Government to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

I have separated from my partner. Can I change the Locks on our property?

Jointly owned properties Where a property is jointly owned, the simple answer is no. The legal position is that both parties’ have an equal right to access and to occupy the property.  Even if only one party is paying the mortgage or the other party has made no contribution at all, you cannot change the… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Family Law – Update

There is only one ground in England and Wales which can be relied on to show that a marriage is over and that a decree of divorce should be granted and that is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This is evidenced by one of five facts a) adultery b) unreasonable behaviour c) 2… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

“If I die, Pete gets everything!” Er… no Katie, he won’t.

During a panel discussion on Monday’s Loose Women show, former glamour model Katie Price revealed that she has not updated her Will since she split from her ex-husband Peter Andre in 2009. The panel was discussing what arrangements parents should make for the care of their children in the event of their death. Ms Price… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Top tips for finding the right divorce lawyer for you

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)

When being a parent makes you the enemy

It is often difficult for separated parents to put aside issues they might have with their former partner and promote a healthy relationship between that parent and the child, particularly in circumstances where one parent has been hurt by the other. The very lack of love, trust and goodwill that led to the breakdown of… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Gary Lineker’s magic formula?

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

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)