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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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Brangelina Divorce – A Private Affair?

  The tabloids are awash with the shocking news of the fact that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have separated and that Angelina has applied to the courts in America for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences and has also sought … Continue reading

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The Depps of Divorce

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have reportedly split after only 15 months of marriage. News reports today are suggesting the pair failed to enter into a pre-nuptial or post nuptial agreement, despite Mr Depp allegedly being worth $400 million. Ms … Continue reading

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Celebrity Divorces

Since the beginning of the year there has been a recent rise in celebrity splits and divorces. New websites have included details of the alleged breakdown of relationships of Drew Barrymore and Will Copelman, Rebecca Adlington and Harry Needs, Professor … Continue reading

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Rising costs of divorce encourage couples to ‘nest’ together

Splitting couples are facing a further rise in the cost of divorce with a big increase in court fees, and many are facing up to the challenge of asset-sharing and high property prices by turning to novel solutions to deal … Continue reading

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Divorce Court fees to rise Monday 21st March 2016

From Monday 21st March 2016 the Court fee for divorce cases will rise from £410.00 to £550.00. What does this mean for individuals? For couples who have already received confirmation from the Court that their divorce petition has been issued, … Continue reading

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MAINTAINING THE STATUS QUO

In June 2015, the Court of Appeal in Re M’P-P (Children) 2015 EWCA Civ 584 overturned a decision made by a trial judge which held that two young children should be removed from their foster carer’s care in the UK … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

As family solicitors, we often receive an increase in divorce instructions from clients in the first few weeks of the New Year. It is the unfortunate case that parties have often spent so much time with one another in close … 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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