Category Archives: Financial Arrangements

Husband left with less than 1/3 of assets after short marriage!

The Court of Appeal left solicitors with more questions than answers recently after ruling that factors such as a dual-career/income, separate finances, no children and a short marriage can be ample evidence to depart from the long standing principle of … Continue reading

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Divorce down as pre nuptials rise

The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but they are more likely to be faced with ‘silver splitters’ than young couples … Continue reading

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Court Error – When the sums don’t add up

It has today been announced by Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) that a mistake has been discovered within their online system which could potentially affect any financial settlements made between divorcing couples. The error is contained within a … Continue reading

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‘Och Aye, the I do’

Alex Ferguson has revealed in his new book that Christiano Ronaldo will get married in Scotland if he ever gets wed. Ronaldo’s skills on the pitch have lead to him earning huge amounts of money and it is suggested that … Continue reading

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Honesty is the Best Policy!

There has been much commotion in the media within the last 24 hours after the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to allow the appeals of two wives who successfully appealed against their existing matrimonial financial settlements on the grounds of fraud … Continue reading

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Turning up the heat on non resident parents.

With in excess of £1bn owed in unpaid child maintenance owed by non resident parents the government is understandably keen not only to assist in enabling the parents with care to recover those sums but also to be seen to … Continue reading

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The New Child Maintenance Regulations – Who Really Benefits?

Child Maintenance is often one of the parent’s first concerns when parent separate. The Child Support Agency (CSA) was introduced in order to provide a mechanism for the parent with care of the children to seek a financial contribution towards … Continue reading

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To “Trust” or not to “Trust” – that is the question

We are often asked by clients whether, if they give money to their children either during their lifetime or by way of inheritance, those assets will be at risk if that child subsequently marries and divorces. Whilst every parent hopes … Continue reading

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Director Olive McCarthy qualifies as a Family Law Arbitrator

The Chartered Insitute of Arbitrators has awarded Olive McCarthy, a Director and Head of Private of Client with Breeze & Wyles Solicitors LLP, the certificate in Family Arbitration. IFLA, a recently formed not for profit organisation, has been founded with … Continue reading

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Hopes pinned on change in law for unmarried couples who break up

Hopes are being pinned on the Government bowing to pressure to change the law to give greater rights to unmarried couples who break up, after the Supreme Court has added its voice to calls for reform. The call for change … Continue reading

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